BPK PM 2024/2025: Get to Know Your Mentors!


Joshua Mentor ProfileJoshua Koehn – Founder

Welcome to our Peer Mentorship Program! As you enter your first year, our program and your mentor will be your keys to an easy transition to SFU life. If you asked anyone, I did not have my first year at SFU figured out! But I knew some older students who really helped point me in the right direction and get me to where I am today. They are what inspired me to start this Peer Mentorship Program, to make sure that you get off on the right start to your university career. My pro tip for those of you starting out is, get involved – if you put time into something, you will care about it and those people you work with will care about you.

(Joshua has moved onto medicine at UBC, focusing on training in Northern BC for emergency and rural family medicine. He credits his successes at SFU to the BPK Co-op Program (Darleen!), the fascinating faculty of BPK, and lovely friends who helped him along the way.)

Previous Directors and Assistant Directors:

  • Emily Chinn (2017-2018)
  • Amanda Zacharuk (2018-2019)
  • Matthew Cheung (2018-2019)
  • Victor Lau (2019 – 2021)
  • Eva Ang (2019 – 2021)
  • Shreya Luthra (2019 – 2021)
  • Ardeshir Hassirchian (2020 – 2021)
  • Nicholas Tran (2020 – 2021)
  • Simran Prashar (2022,2023,2024)



Simran Prashar (Co-Director)

Hello fellow BPKers! I’m Simran, a 5th year Kinesiology student. I chose BPK because I love to see its advancements from basic science to human health and physiology. I am the current President of the BPK Student Association, I chair all our meetings and help organize events to further enhance your undergraduate student experience. I am so glad to have learned about the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Students Association (BPKSA) which is a great group of BPK students working together to provide further support and opportunities to our growing community!

In my free time, I love to cook and hike on our beautiful trails. In the future, I hope to use my degree in Kinesiology and pursue a career in Disability Management where I can apply my knowledge to further help others. I decided to become a Peer Mentor because I know that entering university into a new environment can be intimidating for many students. I hope to help guide my mentees in the right direction by providing support during this transition to post-secondary!