Australian professional school info session

If any of you have an interest in attending school for medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, or speech pathology, and are wondering what it’d be like to do it in Australia, then have I got news for you!

On September 19th (next Weds) from 4-6pm in AQ 5037, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad is hosting an info session to let you know about some of the opportunities they have for such endeavours. Several institutions are included, such as the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland, and Griffith University.

You can RSVP, or get more information from their Facebook event.

I know people who’ve done physio down under and loved it, so if you’re thinking about any
of those career paths and are open to studying where there are more sun and funny accents, then check it out.

Research volunteer opportunity

Some of you will have already seen this via email, but a few volunteer positions in the Injury Prevention and Mobility Lab, led by Dr. Steve Robinovitch, have opened up, and they’re accepting applications until Sept. 28th. You can direct your applications to Bobbi Symes (

CONTACT NAME: Bobbi Symes, Research Manager, Injury Prevention and Mobility Lab

Fall 2012 – Volunteers in the Injury Prevention and Mobility Lab

The Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory (IPML) at Simon Fraser University is an interdisciplinary group of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the biomechanics of human movement, with specific focus on the prevention of injuries and enhancement of mobility. Lead by Dr. Stephen Robinovitch, our research group includes graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in Engineering, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences.

We are currently seeking a team of 5-6 motivated volunteers to assist with video analysis of real life falls. The successful candidates will work with an expert team trained in the analysis process guided by a structured questionnaire.  All volunteers will be provided a manual, and a half-day training session.

Each volunteer should be committed to participating in at least 2 analysis sessions per week (approximately 4 hours total).

Welcome Back Barbecue

Next Thursday, (September 13th) from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, we’d like to invite you to come celebrate being a part of BPK at the Welcome Back Barbecue. It’s in the courtyard downstairs between kin and physics. If you’re at the intersection by the 142 lab on the 8000 level, turn right and head out the double doors at the end of the hallway.

With a minimum donation of $3.00 you can get yourself a tasty lunch (beef or veggie burger, drink, snacks) and support the Terry Fox Foundation at the same time. Since Terry was an undergraduate in Kinesiology before he began his Marathon of Hope, supporting his legacy has always been important to the department.

Please fill out the web form so that enough food is purchased for the event. It’s a short survey, promise, I just filled it out. It asks if you’d like a beef burger or a veggie burger. That’s it.

While you’re there, consider signing up for Team BPK for SFU’s annual Terry Fox Run. BPK has had the biggest team the last couple of years and we’d like it to stay that way.