Who We Are

Our Commitment

We respect diversity and acknowledge positive human qualities in all people.
We value processes that are collaborative, participatory and relationship based.
We believe that working in harmonious teams creates the best results.
We strive for outcomes that can be sustained by local ownership and commitment to change.

Moussa Magassa, PhD

PhD Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. in Human Security and Peacebuilding, B.A. (Hons)

Dr. Moussa Magassa is a specialist in anti-racism education, equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights curriculum design and program development. Dr. Magassa also works at UVic where focuses on: (1) enhancing understanding of and commitment to the university's human rights and equity goals by 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; (2) researching, developing, implementing a strategic Anti-Racism Education Program for the whole university constituents (professors, students, and staff); and (3) acting 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.

Dr. Magassa is also an associate faculty in both the UVic Social Justice Diploma program and the M.A in Global Leadership program at Royal Roads University; and an instructor in the UVic diploma program in intercultural studies & practice and in the UBC Centre for intercultural communication.

He holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (UVic) with special focus on critical race theory, Anti-racism education, Islamophobia, human rights education, diversity, equity & inclusion, and immigrants and refugees’ integration and adaptation in host communities. He also holds an MA in human security & peacebuilding (Royal Roads University, Canada); a BA (Hons) in conflict resolution and peace studies (Kwazulu Natal University, South Africa); a diploma in forced migration and refugee studies; and various advanced certificates in human rights and humanitarian law, conflict mediation, and intercultural communication and development.

Currently, Dr. Magassa is an advisor to various organizations: Resilience BC (anti-racism advisory and strategic planning committee); the academic and practitioner advisory committee for the Simon Fraser University’s Migrant Systems Change Leadership Certificate program; and also as the co-chair of the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee; and a board director on the Victoria Multifaith Society. Formerly, Moussa was an advisor to the National Immigration Table of Community Cooperation in Francophone immigration; former president of the francophone society of Victoria; and the Vancouver Island board director for the BC Francophone Federation.

Previously, Moussa worked as an integration program coordinator for immigrants and refugees in Vancouver; and as a specialist in non-violence peace education in many parts of Africa. 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.

Moussa is also the CEO/owner of the consulting company: The Intercultural Capacity Building Inc. (www.magassa.ca), specialized in EDI, Intercultural capacity development and anti-racism education.

Dr. Moussa Magassa was born in Senegal and speaks many languages in addition to English and French. Contact Moussa now

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW ASSOCIATES

Michael Regis, MA Dispute Resolution

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-regis/?originalSubdomain=ca

Michael Regis has led training and organizational development in capacity building, conflict resolution and equity, diversity and inclusion for a diverse range of organizations. In his career, Michael Regis was a manufacturing supervisor for a 30-person production crew at Magna International, Aurora Ontario. He then became an Environmental Auditor for the Toronto District School Board, specializing in training and supporting underserved schools build environmental sustainability programs. Michael then moved to Victoria where he completed an M.A. in Dispute Resolution at the University of Victoria. As an M.A. student, he completed a practicum, facilitating highly sensitive trust building dialogue between racialized and ethnocultural communities and police officers of Greater Victoria. He also spent time in the Yukon as a Communications Officer for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, where he designed, chronicled and launched a communications project for the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Youth First Hunt Cultural Camp in northern Yukon. Following this, Michael worked as a Human Rights Education Volunteer Coordinator at the Equity and Human Rights Office University of Victoria where he Co-developed and facilitated training sessions and workshops grounded in BC Human Rights and university equity policies. He then moved to Red Deer Alberta where he was a Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist for the City of Red Deer, implementing and managing an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy for the organization including training development. He was also was a Guest Lecturer for the Justice Studies program at Red Deer College, and is currently an Anti-Oppression Re-evaluation Counsellor, empathically healing and liberating client’s trauma by approaching oppression as not inevitable within human beings (e.g., Anti- racism, classism, sexism).

 

Daniela Cohen, MA Conflict Analysis & Management

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/daniela-cohen-97aa803 

 

Moussa is eternally indebted to his mentor, friend and former business partner Rosanna Hille . Thank you so much, Rosanna!