C.itizen C.ollective

Channeling the transformative energy of changemakers in our midst, a network of globally- and community-minded individuals continuously delves into the story of sincere engagement that exemplifies the Concordia ethos. This collective uses citizen.c as a means to magnify the power of generative ideas as we strive to explore a deeper understanding of community at both local and global scales. 

citizen.c is the nexus for intelligent dialogue and thoughtful action, seeking to empower the changemaker in all of us.

BRIAN LAVENDER ,  Educator & Media Facilitator

BRIAN LAVENDER, Educator & Media Facilitator

The media messages we consume become our values. It’s invigorating to be part of a unifying force in our community that enables the sharing of stories and ideas that inspire transformation - first on a local level, then globally.
— Brian Lavender, Educator & Media Facilitator
Media, in one of its many forms, can be a generative vehicle to spark understanding of self and others.
— Michele Turner, Educator & Changemaker
MICHELE TURNER , ES Educator & Changemaker

MICHELE TURNER, ES Educator & Changemaker

KARIN SEMLER , Director of External Relations & Partnerships

KARIN SEMLER, Director of External Relations & Partnerships

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I’m passionate about finding creative ways to make a difference in our community and in the world. What a joy it is to connect kindred spirits who are longing to serve others through their talents!
— Karin Semler, Director of External Relationships & Partnerships
I have to believe – we have to believe – that it’s possible to save our planet and our people. We need changemakers to turn the tide and bring us back to a sustainable way of living, of saving our future generations, of cherishing this beautiful world.
— LeeAnne Lavender, Educator, Service Learning Coach & Global Issues Network Advisor
LEEANNE LAVENDER , Educator & Global Issues Network Advisor

LEEANNE LAVENDER, Educator & Global Issues Network Advisor

MICHAEL LAMBERT , Educator & Media Coach

MICHAEL LAMBERT, Educator & Media Coach

Stories are our currency – the signal within the noise. They inspire, help us understand, and move us to more meaningful conversations. Our mission is to interact with our audience by creating the narrative through visuals, music and the voice of others.
— Michael Lambert, Educator & Media Coach
I believe we need to provide students the opportunities to learn the skills they will need to be agents of change. I want students to be constantly considering the questions:
Who am I as a learner, leader, thinker, collaborator?
What impact will I create?
— Anne Love, Academic Innovation Coordinator
ANNE LOVE , Academic Innovation Coordinator

ANNE LOVE, Academic Innovation Coordinator