Discover BPK 2021 is happening on Thursday, February 4th from 5:30-7:10 pm! The BPKSA is excited to welcome SFU alumni working in a variety of fields including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, respiratory therapy and ergonomics! The event will be hosted via Zoom in the form of a panel discussion, with an opportunity for participants to ask any questions they have for speakers. Details for the Zoom meeting will be posted on Eventbrite and sent to all attendees, closer to the date of the event. Register with the link here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/discover-bpk-2021-tickets-137146548017?fbclid=IwAR1hpw1mf2bbGy9FXMNzBxHHrOx5v_H9JpyQex-c4vJrYWPXMzHFIdlitOM
Check out the list of excellent panelists for the event:
Panel 1: 5:30-6:15
– Andy Vo: Clinical Director and Kinesiologist
– Heather Bourke: Program Head of Diagnostic Sonography at BCIT
– Dora Hsiao: Human Factors Specialist
– Betty Palma: STEMCELL Quality Assurance
Panel 2: 6:25-7:10
– Alex Lukac: Community Occupational Therapist
– Carlie Penner: 4th Year Medical Student
– Garveen Brar: Registered Respiratory Therapist
– Margaret Chang: Physiotherapist at KidsPhysio
Wanting to order some BPK clothing? Our order form is now open! Check out the link below to place your order. The deadline to place an order is Wednesday, October 28th at 11:59 pm. Clothing will be distributed via pick-up, with the date and location TBD. We can’t wait to see everyone in their new merch!
Click here to order!
The BPKSA is looking for student feedback on student experiences in the department (particularly with the transition to remote learning) and on our allocation of core funding. If you could fill out this short survey
, that would be greatly appreciated and would help continue to improve the BPK student experience in the coming year.
Survey participants are eligible to win Amazon gift cards if they enter their e-mail address at the end of the survey (1 prize of a $50 gift card, and 2 prizes of $20 dollars). Please note that your feedback will be anonymous and your e-mail address will not be associated with your responses. Winners will be chosen at the end of the month!
On Thursday, February 6, OzTREKK will be hosting their annual Study Rehab Science in Australia event. Come out to meet with seven Australian University representatives to learn about studying programs like: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic and Medicine. The event will be a Q and A panel with Australian Physiotherapy Graduates. You will learn about admission requirements, what life is like in Australia, and what the process is like to return to practice in Canada.
Location: Simon Fraser University – Saywell 10061
Date: Thursday, February 6
Time: Panel Q&A: 5pm – 6pm
The panel members will consist of:
- Tiffany Chang – (University of Melbourne, Doctor of Physiotherapy graduate)
- Wilfred Ly – (University of Melbourne, Doctor of Physiotherapy graduate)
- Audrey Wong – (University of Sydney, Master of Physiotherapy graduate)
There will be a ton of free food at this event!
Feel free to invite your friends and family!
Hello Everyone! This Week is National Kinesiology Week and we have some events planned to celebrate it. Here are alllll of the details:
Tuesday, November 12th:
We are having a Kinformation Session from 12:00pm-2:00pm in the BPK Lounge where we will have some lab equipment set up for students to try out. We will also have some take-home information handy for you learn a little bit more about what kinesiology is, its importance, and some opportunities available in kinesiology. You are also welcome to ask senior students any questions you might have about kinesiology. We will do our best to answer!
There will be free food courtesy of BCAK, plus some give-aways. ALL SFU students are welcome, so ask your friends in other departments if they are interested in learning more about kinesiology!
Wednesday, November 13th:
OzTREKK is putting on an information session from 12:00-1:30pm in the BPK Conference room (K9624) so you can learn more about graduate programs available in Australia. An SFU alumnus will be there to share their experiences about how they became a Physiotherapist while studying in Australia and utilizing OzTREKK’s free services. There will also be a pizza lunch provided!
Thursday, November 14th:
Come participate in our weekly Coffee and Conversations break in the BPK lounge from 10:00am-11:00am. Connect with peers and professors with some free coffee and snacks!
Friday, November 15th:
The BPKSA is closing off Kin Week with an 80s style rock climb at the SFU Climbing Wall from 7:00-8:30pm! There are only 15 spots available for the rock climb, so SIGN UP
while you can. Since spots are limited, we ask that you please cancel your spot in order to free up space for other students if you realize that you cannot make it. Entry is completely FREE!
**Brightly colour spandex and sweatbands are strongly encouraged**
After the climbing, we will all be heading to Club Ilia for some drinks and appetizers. If you cannot make the rock climbing, feel free to come join us after 8:30!
We hope to see you celebrate Kin Week with us!
You are invited!!
The annual BPK Welcome BBQ will take place on Tuesday, September 17th from 12pm – 2pm. It will be held in the courtyard outside of K8638.
Don’t forget to RSVP by filling out this quick survey: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/351375117
$5 donations will be collected for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Join Team BPK at the Terry Fox Run!!
The Terry Fox Run will take place on Friday, September 27th at 12:00pm in the Convocation Mall.
To Join Team BPK:
Visit >> http://www.terryfox.ca/bpk
- Create a log-in
- Choose “Simon Fraser University – Burnaby” as your race location
- Search “BPK“ to join Team BPK
Make sure to register to join Team BPK! See you all there!
Time: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @10:30am-2:30pm
Location: South AQ Hallway
Connect impoverished Nepalis with free healthcare
Message from Isabelle Chan-Emery and Elisabeth Avery, BPK undergraduate Students:
My name is Isabelle Chan-Emery and alongside fellow BPK student Elisabeth Avery, I am currently completing a co-op work term at a medical clinic in Nepal. Our clinic would like to host a 1-day Health Camp where we offer free healthcare services to 300+ impoverished individuals. Since our clinic is non-profit and non-governmental, the Health Camp is administered on behalf of generous donations. We have created an informative video to raise awareness of the situation and our fundraising initiative, as well as a GoFundMe page. We would greatly appreciate it if fellow BPK students and staff could help spread the word and/or donate to this life-changing cause!
CLICK HERE To support their GoFundMePage and to find more info!
We’re hosting a Trivia Night on Friday, March 8th at 5:30pm happening at Club Ilia! Grab your friends and come join us for this FREE event.
Topics will include Sport, Pop Culture, and a Bonus Secret Round. Doesn’t matter if you come with a group or are riding solo, everyone will be included so come and get social with us!
***For a chance to win FREE appetizers for you and your friends, tag a friend or group of friends on our Facebook Event Post in our Facebook Group, “Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association,” and tell us a topic you’d like to see for our bonus secret round!
See You There!