Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Sport: Robotic Limbs
The Paralympic movement since its inception has been intertwined with the Olympic one and the lines that differentiate between able bodied and disability sport are becoming less clear. As an example athletes experiencing disability, and in particular those who use prosthetics, are pushing the boundaries regarding inclusion and competing directly against able bodied athletes. Is this appropriate and what does the future of inclusive sport hold? Where will the lines need to be drawn to ensure fair, equitable and inclusive competition.
David Legg, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education. As a volunteer he is the Past President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and past board member for the 2015 Pan Parapan American Games in Toronto. David has also served on the International Paralympic Committee’s Sport Science Committee and is the current President of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity. More recently as a consultant, David worked with the Calgary BidCo for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Emerging Technologies Consortium (ETC) is a regular event hosted by The Mount Royal Library in Calgary, Alberta where Mount Royal students, employees, and the general community come together to discuss a common interest in new tech developments to inform teaching, learning, scholarship and student experience. The ETC holds events for those who explore and adopt emerging technologies to come together to generate ideas, foster connections and share knowledge and expertise. Topics of discussion will include virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, e-sports, machine learning, robotics, wearables, and more.
This presentation is a partnership between the ETC and the Library's Collections & Conversations exhibit. Engage, question, challenge, and explore a curated selection of materials from MRU’s Library and archival collections that support teaching and scholarship at MRU, and assist in the work of interrogating identity, diversity, and representation. Join scholars, faculty, and students for a series of speakers and events throughout the academic year to explore these texts and materials through a variety of critical, personal, and research-based lenses.