Jyoti Gondek is seeking the office of Ward 3 Councillor in the City of Calgary for the 2017 municipal election. She has called Ward 3 home for over 19 years, and has gained experience in city-building through service in community, civic and national roles.
Professionally, Jyoti is the Director of the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business. Having worked in both the public and private sectors since 1995, Jyoti launched her own consulting business (Tick Consulting) in 2002 and has provided strategic research support to clients who practice city-building. Jyoti holds a PhD in urban sociology and an MA in organizational sociology, and has held various instructor roles at the University of Calgary over the last decade.
Throughout her career, she has published work in both academic and applied contexts, and has been invited to speak to a number of groups, including the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) and the Urban Development Institute (UDI) Alberta. She is currently a director on the boards of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Alberta and Design Talks (d.talks), and serves as an academic advisor on the National Executive Forum on Public Property (NEFPP).
Previously, Jyoti served as a citizen representative for the City of Calgary’s Planning Commission for four years, and also sat on the Calgary Economic Development Real Estate Committee. Jyoti has been recognized for her contributions through the 2016 Canadian Sociological Association Angus Reid Applied Sociology Award, as well as the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.