Dr. MOUSSA MAGASSA, PhD, is Principal Strategist, Community Engagement, EDI and Anti-Racism Education at the University of Victoria where he works to enhance understanding of the university’s human rights, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism education goals, community engagement and participation. He’s also an associate faculty for the Diploma in Social Justice at UVic and for the Royal Roads University Master in Global Leadership. He also teaches as an instructor for the Diploma in Intercultural Studies programs at UVic.
Moussa has extensive experience researching, designing and facilitating training, courses and workshops in anti-racism awareness and intervention training, intercultural competency development, intercultural conflict resolution, human rights discrimination and harassment, social justice, anti-oppression education, and immigrant and refugee integration. Born in Senegal, and conversant in a number of languages, Moussa is an advisor to various organizations, including Resilience BC and Simon Fraser University’s Migrant Systems Change Leadership Certificate program. He has also served on several boards, including those of the Francophone Federation of BC, the Francophone Society of Victoria and as co-chair of the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee.
In addition to holding a PhD in curriculum and instruction with a special focus on critical race theory, anti-racism, Islamophobia and human rights, Moussa also holds a Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding, along with several credentials in conflict resolution, peace studies, forced migration and refugee studies, and humanitarian law. He is a qualified administrator of the intercultural competence assessment tool.