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Seminar Explores Alternatives to Winter Roads

February 7, 2012 7:54 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

A free public seminar on hybrid air vehicles and their potential to replace Canada’s current reliance on winter roads will be held this afternoon at the University of Manitoba.

Many winter roads are becoming increasingly unreliable as the climate changes.

The U of M’s Transport Institute will host Stephen Newton, director of business development at Discovery Air Innovations (DAI), for the 3:30 p.m. seminar.

Newton will also launch a graduate student competition, which will require students to write a paper on how these vehicles can be used for humanitarian logistics.

The lecture will take place in Room 343 of the Drake Centre on the Fort Garry campus.