Meet the team
Our team of dedicated individuals works collaboratively on the various operational dossiers driven by SHIFT, bringing a diversity of perspectives and expertise as we implement our efforts for social transformation.
Akina works to develop meaningful relationships for SHIFT by bringing together a diversity of actors from within and outside Concordia to collectively work on social transformation. In this role, she continuously asks herself: how should we define the SHIFT ecosystem and how can SHIFT best contribute to socially transforming Montreal?
Claire Gaëlle Champagne
Claire Gaëlle brings her passion for strategic communications to raise awareness of SHIFT and its programs. In her role, she plans and executes strategies to share inclusive and accessible content about the transformative efforts being led by SHIFT and its community members.
Emma works to create structures and processes to ensure that the SHIFT Centre becomes a vibrant, welcoming place with a strong sense of co-ownership from the diverse and engaged members of the SHIFT community. In her role, she also leads the development and execution of activities that will bring the space to life.
Richenda works to create innovative and accessible granting opportunities for socially transformative projects across Concordia and Montreal. She also leads the participatory selection processes that are essential to creating shared power, giving community members leadership in making funding decisions.
Shin Ling Low
Shin Ling builds meaningful and accessible experiential learning opportunities to Concordia students through SHIFT’s internship program. A Communication Studies graduate, and a previous SHIFT intern herself, they bring their multidisciplinary lens in ensuring that the internship program is at the forefront of the SHIFT community’s awareness and beyond.
Stephanie’s role focuses on building shared leadership and community ownership within SHIFT. In addition to leading SHIFT's experiments in participatory governance, she coordinates a variety of programs and workshops for members of the Learning Community.
Susan builds on her ten years of experience with SHIFT and the Office of Community Engagement to provide strategic leadership to both units. She is ensuring that both teams have the resources they need to successfully advance Concordia's community engagement and social impact work more broadly.
Elisabeth brings her strong understanding of SHIFT’s potential to build from what exists in the social innovation ecosystem. She implements strategies to reach out to a diversity of actors within and outside of Concordia to develop meaningful relationships and nourish the sphere of SHIFT’s ecosystem.
Get in touch
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Virtual office hours
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- Tuesdays: from 2 to 4 p.m.
- Thursdays: from 10 a.m. to noon
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