Nuit des idées 2022

Free film, musical performance, panel discussions, workshops and kiosks

April 8, 2022

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Still image from an animation showing human figures writing “welcome” in multiple languages in white and yellow on a purple wall. Partially obscured.

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Event details

Level 1

Join us for this annual festival of ideas which is celebrated around the world. In Manitoba, we are exploring ecology in our community and country through this year’s theme, (Re)build together.

Watch a film, enjoy a performance, attend a panel discussion, or join a workshop and create your own piece to take home.

Since 2016, la Nuit des idées has brought together French and other voices from around the world in dialogue about challenges and opportunities in our society.

This event is organized in partnership with Alliance Française du Manitoba and Institut français.

Film screening of Demain by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent (1 h 58)

What if telling a good story and showing viable solutions were the best ways to solve ecological, economic and social crises around the world?

When: 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This documentary will play in a loop with a run time of two hours.

Where: Level 1

Panel discussion: Biodiversity in the Arctic

Join researchers specializing in climate change and its impact on Earth, people, animals and vegetation as they share their perspectives and answer your questions.

Moderator: Jean‐Eric Ghia, Professor, University of Manitoba, Honorary Consul of France 

Panelists include:

  • Colin Garroway
  • Lisa Loseto
  • Julienne Stroeve
  • Jane Waterman
  • Enooyaq Sudlovenick

When: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Level 1

Panel discussion: (Re)building together a smarter way to consume food 

Are you curious about challenges the agri‐food industry is facing? Or about our consumption patterns and ways to consume smarter? Join this session and ask leading Manitoban researchers your questions.

Moderator: Marjorie Dowhos, Host CBC Radio Noon

Panelists include:

  • Natalie Riediger
  • Dylan MacKay
  • Yvonne Lawley
  • Jennifer Protudjer
  • Martin Scanlon

When: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Level 1

Live musical performance by Roger Fournier

Roger will present an atypical concert on recycled instruments!

When: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Level 1

Workshops for adults and families

Create your own reusable “Bee Wrap” food packaging to take home!

When: 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.

Where: Level 1


Learn about the activities of local organizations that support healthy and sustainable ecosystems in Manitoba.

When: 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Level 1

Space is limited for some programs, and seating is on a first‐come, first‐served basis.

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.