Moussa Magassa

Moussa Magassa currently works at the University of Victoria as the UVic Human Rights Education Advisor. He also holds associate adjunct and course instructor appointments. He teaches the courses: Beyond diversity & human rights: Creating inclusive organizations and communities; Immigration & refugee studies: the Canadian context; Cultural diversity and managing disputes inside and outside of Canada; and Indigenous conflict resolution approaches, a module in the course Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Before joining UVic, Moussa worked extensively in the immigrant and refugee settlement and integration sector in Vancouver as a program coordinator at the Immigrant Services Society of BC. In addition to being a non-violence peacekeeping core-trainer for the International Non-violence Peaceforce and a diversity and multicultural training facilitator, Moussa is a partner in Hille-Magassa & Associates consulting firm, specializing in research, evaluation, capacity building and training. He also facilitates workshops in conflict analysis and peacebuilding, strategic intercultural communication, international development, and difference and diversity (harassment, anti-racism and human rights). Before immigrating to Canada, Moussa worked in the demilitarization field in post-Apartheid South Africa, specializing in conflict resolution, non-violence peace education curriculum design and in research and analysis on arms race and military spending. Moussa holds an M.A in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University in Victoria, and a BA (Hons) in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from the Kwazulu-Natal University, South Africa. Moussa was born in Senegal (West Africa) and speaks many languages in addition to English and French.