PhD, MA, BA (Hons)
Dr. Moussa Magassa is a seasoned instructor in the ISP program. For more than a decade, Dr. Magassa has designed and taught numerous courses for the program. Former UVic human rights educator and principal strategist, community engagement, EDI and Anti-racism education, Dr. Magassa’s focus was to enhance understanding of, and commitment to, the university's human rights and equity goals, increasing diversity, and creating a fair and inclusive work and study environment at UVic. Previously, Moussa worked as an integration program officer for immigrants and refugees in Vancouver.
He has extensive experience researching, designing and facilitating courses and workshops on intercultural communication; intercultural conflict resolution; welcoming diversity and creating inclusive workplaces; human rights, social justice and anti-oppression education; anti-racism training; and immigrants and refugee integration. Moussa’s PhD research focused on the intersections of human rights, critical race theory, anti-racism education, Islamophobia and discourses of equity, diversity and inclusion. His MA is in human security and peacebuilding (RRU) and his BA (Hons) is in conflict resolution and peace studies (Kwazulu Natal University).
Formerly, Dr. Magassa was: the co-chair of Resilience BC (an anti-racism advisory committee and strategic planning hub by the BC government); an advisor on the academic and practitioner advisory committee for Simon Fraser University's Migrant Systems Change Leadership Certificate program; an advisor to the National Table of Community Cooperation in Francophone Immigration; and the former president of the francophone society of Victoria; and a board director for the BC Francophone Federation.
Learn more about Moussa in the article "Social Change Depends on Ubuntu"