Raman Gill is multitalented and has experience in Post-Secondary Education, Adult Learning and Youth programs. She grew up in India in a cultural oriented environment and was as a quiet girl growing up, middle of the three siblings. In Calgary she is actively involved in the community work, arts and communication. She was awarded with certificate of Achievement of Empowered Woman in the community, 2016. Her vast experience in education and research makes her passionate about the education system. She strongly believes education is a powerful tool that opens doors for success in life. She has a Ph.D with specialization in gene transfer and plant tissue culture and before moving to Canada taught at the Punjab Agricultural University (India) for 13 years. She has more than 40 research papers to her credit; more than 60 research abstracts presented in national and international conferences; two book chapters and a research manual.
She also holds an education degree from University of Calgary and has worked in research labs at the Dalhousie University Halifax and in Calgary, taught in Calgary schools and worked with a non-profit organization. As an artist her work is a constant search of expressing herself and she gets her inspiration from nature, beauty around her and thoughts in everyday life. Her work has been showcased at Calgary Public Library, in solo and group exhibitions in the community and cultural events. Recently her paintings were displayed at the Arts Commons- Max Bell Theatre. Her painting ‘the Punjabi Bride’ was main cover for the project ‘Calgary Women of hope’ on the website. Writing has been part of her life and the contents have changed over time. Her articles on community issues have been in local newspapers.
Raman Gill has been board member and secretary with PCC and board member of citizens of citizens society, editorial board member with Alberta Network With Immigrant Women. She is actively involved and volunteered for strengthening the community: Volunteered for PCHS to bring awareness of family issues; volunteered for U Turn Project, Calgary to bring awareness against domestic violence and charity for children with cancer; Vivo Healthier Generations (Cardel Place) to strengthen multi- culture diversity; volunteered for Syrian Refugee Support Group, Calgary for their integration in the community; volunteered for seniors for Royal Women Association, Calgary; volunteered with North of McKnight Residents Committee on event for awareness against family violence held at Genesis Centre; volunteered with Calgary Bridge Foundation, Calgary,
Her passions also include photography, hiking, travelling, gardening and writing poetry and positive inspirational quotes in three different languages.