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Hello from Michael Kostiuk. MA. B.Ed. CITP

Welcome to the home page of Michael Kostiuk. I am a geographer, a teacher, Real Esate Sales person, and an International Consultant based in Ottawa, Canada.

I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education and Geography and a Diploma in International Trade. I hold the following professional certifications: OCT (Ontario Certified Teacher), and a CITP (Certified International Trade Practitioner). I am also the president of a local Professional and Business Association.

I have provided many years of volunteer service to a variety of community groups and special interest groups such as museums and heritage organizations. I was the president of the Carlington Community Association (in the north section of River Ward) for three years. I also participated in the monthly meetings of the Federation of Citizen's Associations of Ottawa (FCA). I am also a member of Canadem, which is Canada's Civilian Reserve.

Many of my proposals and projects are listed on the tables on this page. Please feel free to have a look, and ask me a question if youwish.

Note: I am rebuilding my home page after using it for my election campaign.

Thank you

Michael Kostiuk

My Youtube channels.

"Canadian Geographer" Channel. Various videos mostly with an Urban Planning and Nature focus. "Irish Kozak" Channel. These videos have a Ukrainian or Ukrainian Canadian Theme.
"Carlington E-News" Channel. Mostly Urban Planning with a focus on Ottawa, Canada  

 

International Election Missions

OSCE Repeat Second Round Ukrainian Presidential Election Observation Mission. December 2004 Report on my Ukrainian election observation mission in February 2010 with Canadem
OSCE Ukraine Presidential election. 2012. OSCE Early Ukraine Presidential election. 2014.
   

 

Geography Pages

Transportation Geography.

This page is useful and works well when used with the Award Winning Ottawa Light Rail Video pages at: http://web.ncf.ca/fd978/SE_Transitway_2008/index.html

GIS in the Coastal Zone.

The Use of Geographic Information Systems for Coastal Zone Management. Cobscook Bay, Maine. A Case Study. This is a paper that I wrote for the Coastal Zone Canada 2000 conference in September, 2000 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

Paper on the Use of Remote Sensing Data to Detect Sea Level Change. Remote sensing data and Geographic information systems (GIS) are relatively new and potentially valuable tools for coastal zone management. This paper examines the effectiveness of using remote sensing data to detect sea level change. Poster presentation: 2002 ISPRS Conference: Using Remote Sensing Data to Detect Sea Level Change. Poster presentation and paper for the ISPRS/ASPRS conference in Denver, Colorado. November 2002
Ottawa Light Rail Pages. Various FREE videos and information pages on the subject of Light Rail, Commuter Rail and Heavy Rail. Rideau River Shoreline Classification Methods. Management of the shoreline requires up-to-date knowledge of features that comprise the shoreline as well as the riparian and littoral zones. These features should be mapped and stored in a GIS (geographic information system) for mapping and analysis purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

Resume of Michael Kostiuk.CVofMichaelKostiuk2014.pdf

  • M.A. Degree in Geography, Carleton University, Ottawa. MA Thesis Topic: “Determining the Spatial Data Requirements for a Geographic Information System to Support Coastal Zone Management. Cobscook Bay, Maine. A Case Study”. November 2001.
  • Bachelor of Education Degree, University of Ottawa. April 2006.
  • Diploma in International Trade, sponsored by the Forum for International Trade Training (F.I.T.T.). Courses taken at Algonquin College and The Entrepreneurship Centre - Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI), Ottawa. 2002.
  • Honours Degree in Geography, Profile: Regional Development. University of Ottawa, Cum Laude, 1996.
  • Concentration Degree in Slavic Studies (Ukrainian), University of Ottawa, 1994.
  • Certificate in Business Administration, University of Ottawa, 1991

. Read the complete Resume here: Resume of Michael Kostiuk.

Transportation Geography.

I am geographer and a teacher, but I also have been a student of local planning in Ottawa since the mid 1970s. I recall that when the Bus-based Transitway was first proposed in the 1970s that it was designed and built so that it could be converted to rail-based transit service when the density of bus use reached a certain threshold. Stations, grade separation and roadways were designed so that Light Rail could be quickly and economically built and operated on the Transitway when it was time to convert the system to light rail. I participated in a series of videos on this topic and I also began to produce my own videos and to upload them onto the Youtube site. These maps are produced to help the user of this site to gain a better Geographic perspective to these many transportation topics.

This page is useful and works well when used with the Award Winning Ottawa Light Rail Video pages at: http://web.ncf.ca/fd978/SE_Transitway_2008/index.html

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My Submission to Traffic Grid Committee create a more balanced employment rate throughout the region of Ottawa MORE employment needs to be directed to Orleans and South Nepean. Using new Urbanist techniques we can take small portions of the parking areas that are allocated to their
suburban Shopping Centres and Big Box Malls (that are located along the main road
ways), and use that space for the construction of office towers. At the base of these office
towers, stores and services would be located. Wide sidewalks are then built in the front of
these office towers, and the main streets upon which they are situated can either have on street
parking, and/or dedicated lanes for public transit. Greenery and street furniture are
placed on the sidewalks to create a pleasant walking environment. The end result is a
main street that has employment, shopping and services in a very condensed area.

Read more here: Traffic Grid Lock

Ottawa Needs a Rail and Road Transit Grid instead of a Downtown Focused SystemInstead of focusing most of our Transit resources in the core, we must have a combined bus and rail system that allows all transit users to go anywhere in the region. People also need to be able to use the transit system OUTSIDE of the peak hours, and on weekends!

What I am proposing is that we return to the original plan known as the ORTEP, or the Ottawa Rapid Transit Expansion Plan. The previous Mayor's (O'Brien) Task force members also recommenced a transit style grid for Ottawa. The City of Toronto is using a Transit gird for its future transit network called "Transit City". Ottawa should do the same. We need a transit grid that serves all of the Ottawa Region, not just downtown Ottawa. That is how you build a sustainable society. Read More here: Transit Grid.

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