Bio (Moussa Magassa)
Moussa Magassa’s research interests include: human rights education and transformational leadership; global leadership; ethics and social justice activism; social transformation and peacebuilding and immigration and refugee studies. Magassa was born in Senegal, West Africa and is fluent in multiple languages, including English, French, Soninké, Peulh, Oualoff and Zulu, among others.
At Royal Roads, Magassa has contributed to curriculum development in the School of Humanitarian Studies, participated as a guest lecturer in various programs and taught the Personal Capacities for Working in Complex Global Systems course in the Master of Arts in Global Leadership program. He is a Human Rights Education Advisor at the University of Victoria, and has been teaching in the UVic School of Public Administration, Social Justice Program (Sociology department) and UVic Continuing Studies department. His community involvement includes roles as Co-chair of the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee, Advisor to the National table of Community Cooperation in Francophone immigration and President of the Société Francophone de Victoria. He is a partner in Hille-Magassa & Associates.
Magassa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from Kwazulu-Natal University, Durban, South Africa (2002) and an M.A in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University (2005). He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria.