City briefs

Keeping up with the geography theses

The University of Winnipeg department of geography honours thesis colloquium will take place on April 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Contact the geography department for Zoom registration details.

Energy and the road to net-zero

On April 6, the Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association will hold its annual sustainable energy conference at the William Glesby Centre in Portage La Prairie. This year’s conference is titled “On the Road to Net-Zero by 2050.” Registration information can be found at

No more daily data

The Province of Manitoba will no longer provide daily COVID-19 data on their online dashboard. Instead, they will pivot to a weekly epidemiology update. The move comes months after many news agencies already pivoted to reporting on spread via ICU and hospital data due to the low rate of testing.

Transit app making maiden voyage

Winnipeg Transit is launching a new bus-schedule app through Navigo, which is desktop accessible and available on the App Store through TestFlight and Google Play in early access. The app includes bus-scheduling information and trip-planning help and is now available in French.

Summer convention in person again

Ai-Kon, an anime and pop-culture convention, is scheduled to happen in person from July 22 to 24 at the RBC Convention Centre. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, events associated with the convention have been postponed or held virtually. Tickets are available at

Whale watching on the web

This summer, researchers at the Assiniboine Park Zoo are hosting Beluga Bits, a citizen science project that asks members of the public to watch underwater footage of Beluga whales in the Western Hudson Bay and help scientists identify images so they can better study the whales. On April 1, there will be a webinar on the project hosted by CPAWS Manitoba. Registration for the webinar is available at, and Beluga Bits is hosted on

Published in Volume 76, Number 23 of The Uniter (March 31, 2022)

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