Born in Senegal, Dr. Moussa Magassa is a specialist in anti-racism education; equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights curriculum designer and program developer. Dr. Magassa works at University of Victoria (UVic) where he focuses on enhancing understanding of and commitment to the university’s human rights and equity goals. This includes raising the awareness of all UVic communities on a range of human rights issues with the end goal of increasing diversity and creating fair and inclusive work and study environment. Secondly, he researches, develops, and implements a strategic Anti-Racism Education Program for university constituents (professors, students, and staff). Moussa also acts as a conduit for anticipating and identifying potential campus human rights and social justice issues in order to promote a university culture that values diversity and embraces the accompanying change. He is the CEO/owner of the consulting company: The Intercultural Capacity Building Inc. (www.magassa.ca), that specializes in EDI, Intercultural capacity development and anti-racism education.
Moussa has extensive experience researching, designing and facilitating training curriculums, courses and workshops in Anti-racism awareness and intervention training; intercultural competency development; intercultural conflict resolution; human rights discrimination and harassment; social justice and anti-oppression education; and training in immigrants and refugee integration.