Meeting Minutes – July 22, 2015

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Students Association

Meeting Minutes

Wednesday July 22, 2015



The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order by Loryn in the BPK conference room at 1:30 pm.


In Attendance:

Shaila, Loryn, Parham, Garveen, Matt, Jake, Erina


Open Issues


UPC Meeting Updates

Parham attended the meeting and informed us on the following:

-BPK 207 can now be used as a course for an internal transfer for in BIF

-BPK 807 is a new graduate course that undergraduate students who meet          the requirement of a minimum of 90 credits and a CGPA of 3.5 can enroll in

-no exams & assignments, all critiques and presentations

-for HSCI and BPK=18 seats total; has some seats reserved for

undergraduate students

-there was a proposal to introduce change in grading; this will include

making >92% an A+


Departmental meeting

Parham also reported back on the changes currently being made to the honours program

-the changes were mainly made in the courses (particulary BPK 499-12) which was split into 2 different 6 credit courses & in addition, the numbers of the courses were changed

-these changes are as follows:

-there now 3 courses required to complete the honours program: BPK 491-3

(the thesis proposal), BPK 495-6 (the honours research proposal + lab

work), BPK 499-6 (undergraduate thesis reporting; includes presentation &


-these changes are meant to be good for job prospects as students can develop their research skills better in the courses


Sports Injuries Club

Steven M came up with an idea to create this club for students to learn more about injuries and how to treat them

-students in BPK 241 can practice as a club

-open for everyone and will not be certifying anyone

-the club itself can also have other activities, which include: social events, speakers coming in, journal clubs, attending sporting events together, volunteering for any events related to BPK 241 or athletics

-main members might be BPK 241 students or athletes; but regardless the club wuill be open to any students in any major

-if you have any suggestions on how to make this club appealing, email Loryn ( or Steven M (


KIN Week

BCAK wants to host KIN Week from October 19-23

-Cheri emailed Loryn in regards to who we would like as speakers during the event

-if you have any suggestions for speakers, email Loryn (


BPK Orientation

-Lab Tours:

            –Shaila talked to Dr. Peter Ruben (Molecular Cardaic Physiology) about lab

tours and he is okay with doing lab tours

-Loryn emailed Sherri Ferguson (EPU), who has yet to confirm; Loryn will update us on this

-in case one of these don’t work out, the Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab (Dr.

Dan Marigold) will be a back up. Shaila will confirm with Dr. Marigold.

-There will be 2 groups for lab tours which will be rotating and tours will finish

before the BBQ

-Steven M sent a tentative schedule for BPK Orientation, which is as follows:

-10:30-10:40 Registration in Convo Mall according to the two groups they registered for (when you promote just say meet in front of the Library since even first years should know where that is)

-10:40- 10:50 commute to Lorne Davies Building for SFU Physiotherapy and SFU Rec presentations

-10:50 – 11:05 Presentation 1

-11:05-11:10 Rotate Groups

-11:10-11:30 Presentation 2

-11:30 – 11:45 Commute to BPK Co-op office to meet new registrants and assign to groups

-11:45-12:05 Lab tour 1

-12:05-12:10 Rotate Groups

-12:10-12:30 Presentation 2

-12:30-1:00pm BBQ

To Do List:

-Loryn will confirm with SFU Rec & Physio on tours

-need to create a websurvey for BPK Orientation registration

-Sabrina will be taking care of the program guides

-Loryn will email the new students (Matt has a list of emails for the new students)


SFU 50th Alumni Reunion

-Diana Bedoya emailed Loryn with a volunteer opportunity for the 50th alumni reunion on September 11th from 5:30 pm to midnight

-need about 15 volunteers

-Duties for volunteers include:

-registration, sign in, escorts to venue, directions, crowd control, set up and

clean up

-Loryn will send an email out to the undergraduates to recruit, but if you are interested, let Loryn know (



The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Loryn at 2:30 pm at the BPK Conference Room. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday August 5th , 2015 in the BPK Conference Room at 1:30 pm.


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