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Beyond Differences: How to engage with the world's greatest challenges

Featuring Moussa Magassa, UVic Human Rights Education Advisor

This interactive presentation-workshop will engage participants to critically reflect on current global and societal issues of refugees, immigration, cross-cultural/intercultural communication, settlement, integration, and citizenship and belonging in Canada.

The presentation is approached in a workshop format because these global and societal issues leave no one indifferent. Whether it is the plight of Syrian refugees, the politics of immigration worldwide, or the issues of intercultural communication and conflicts in our workplaces, we are all active participants in a value-ridden dialogue rooted in different cultural worldviews and individual characteristics (such as gender, age, religion, race, family status, sexual orientation, etc.).

Moussa Magassa is the UVic Human Rights Education Advisor. His focus is to enhance 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 environments; and to act 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.

Moussa is also an instructor in the UVic Intercultural Education and Diploma program where he teaches the courses: Diversity & Human Rights, Creating Inclusive Organizations and Communities; Immigration & Refugee Studies. He also is an associate faculty member in both the UVic Social Justice Program and the Royal Roads M.A in Global Leadership program. Moussa is currently a PhD Candidate in Educational Studies, in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. He is a Qualified IDI Administrator with a professional certificate in intercultural development and assessment (Intercultural Communication Institute, Portland).

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments | 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Presentation
Location: Executive Classroom 280, Continuing Studies Building

For questions about this event, please contact Elizabeth Bowman at or 250-721-7589.

Please register by February 2, 2017


Thank you for your interest in this event. Online registration is now closed, however if you would still like to attend, please contact Elizabeth Bowman at or 250-721-7589.