People

Patience Magagula (she/her)

Community Engagement Associate - SHAWNA

Patience Magagula (she/her) is a Community Engagement Associate for the SHAWNA Project hosted by the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity at University of British Columbia. She is the current Executive Director and co-founder of ACPNET BC, and has extensive experience working with refugees and immigrants from South of the Sahara, striving to be a voice for the voiceless. Patience is a parent, an activist and a health educator who has given series of health promotion talks on the socio-structural challenges that act as barriers to the Afro-Canadian Positive community. She draws on lived experience with stigma and discrimination from living positively with HIV in her advocacy work for refugees and immigrants living with HIV/AIDS. Patience has a diploma in Education from University of Zimbabwe, as well as a diploma in Social Services.