Introducing SIETAR BC Board - Dr. Ismaël Traoré

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Dr. Traoré is a racial diversity, equity and inclusion researcher, educator and specialist. At the heart of his work is cultural and organizational change through evidence-based practices. He is interested in issues of power and privilege, cultural competency, and multicultural organizational development. Dr. Traoré has co-produced a documentary with Dr. Lisa Watt titled Hamilton’s Ugly Underbelly: Racism (2015). This educational film documents contemporary forms of racism, activism, and community healing in Hamilton, Ontario. Ismaël has taught at the University of British Columbia, McMaster University, and Okanagan College. He is an English-French bilingual and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal website is