Short Form Resume - James Beattie Morison, P.Eng.


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Employment History:

1991 to current: Independent Filmmaker

Writer, director, producer, editor

1979 to 2009: City of Calgary

Transportation Engineer in the Transportation Planning

  • Played a major role in the development of the 1981 and 1991 versions of City’s Regional Transportation Model. I had primary responsibility for maintenance of 1981 model. I acted in a similar role with the 1991 model.
  • Have worked on all aspects of transportation surveys for the City, including project leader, planning, supervision of data collection, analysis of data and preparation of reports. Surveys include: Transit Onboard Surveys, Travel to Work Surveys (as part of the Civic Census) and various travel behaviour surveys undertaken for the development of the Regional Transportation Model.
  • Project leader for the conversion of the City’s Transportation model from UTPS to EMME/2. Personal advocacy led to the introduction of EMME/2 to Calgary.
  • Responsible for development of the Transportation Plan Monitoring Program.

1978 to 1979: W.L.Wardrop Associates. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Transportation Engineer.

  • Responsible for the transportation component of the Selkirk and District Development Plan Municipal Services Study.
  • Prepared several traffic impact studies in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

1976 to 1978: - The University of Manitoba, Department of Civil Engineering.

Research and teaching assistant. Assisted with courses in transportation and water resources, and undertook research in Air Travel Demand.

1975: - City of Winnipeg, Traffic Operations.

Traffic Operations Technician.

  • Worked on traffic accident analysis
  • Developed a simulation model of a 4-way stop.
  • Analysed several parking studies.
  • Prepared several traffic operations studies.


  • 1978 M.Sc. University of Manitoba, course work included courses from the departments of Civil Engineering, Economics, Statistics and the MBA program.
  • 1976 B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) - University of Manitoba
  • Individual courses in Anthropology, Archaeology, Management, Computer Systems, Conflict Resolution, Film Making and Transit Planning.

Demonstrated Skills:

  • Writing.
  • Creative problem solving.
  • Statistical analysis.
  • Operational research.
  • Transportation demand modelling.
  • Design, supervision and analysis of transportation surveys.

Published Articles:

"Forecasting Demand for Demand Forecasting" Coauthored with Yuhan Fung. ITE District 7 Annual Conference Victoria B.C. 1991 April 21-24.

"Equilibrium Concepts in Modal Split Modelling" -ASCE Transportation Engineering Journal, Vol. 108, No. TE5, September, 1982. page 457. - This paper was based on my Master’s thesis.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta - Professional Engineer
  • Secretary of the Calgary section of the ITE (1981 to 1983)
  • Transportation Association of Canada Transportation Planning Committee (1985 to 1997)
  • Secretary of the Calgary section of The Canadian Operations Research Society (1987 to 1990)
  • Meeting host for the Calgary section of The Canadian Operations Research Society (1987 to 1999)

Selected other Activities:

  • Independent film maker
  • Founded the $100 Film Festival, which now in its 15th year.
  • Completed films have been exhibited at Film Festivals in New York City, Oklahoma, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto.
  • The Alberta Skeptics
  • The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities

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