The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


It has been a busy month of November for the MRU sports teams, who are looking forward to their long December break before getting back into action in 2020.

Dirtbikes revving their engines drowned out the bustle of downtown traffic at Eau Claire Market in Calgary. The rich smell of gasoline filled the air, this wasn’t your typical downtown commute. 

This was the Red Bull Outliers.

For Calgary teens and young adults who want to be part of the $131 billion business of video games, the city offers few opportunities to learn the practical and technical skills of gaming programs. However, the Calgary Game Developers Academy for Youths (CGDAY) has been trying to change that.

As chair of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary, Carolyn Emery’s research has led to policy changes at athletic organizations, including the banning of body checking in peewee hockey across Canada. However, Emery, who is currently working on studies with both Football Canada and the NFL, believes even more changes are needed in youth sports.