Minutes – January 13, 2016

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association

Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, January 13, 2016



The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 12:30pm by Loryn in room K9622.


In Attendance:

Jake, Alex, Ashly, Garveen, Madison, Kirstin, Daniela, Megan, Loryn, Sabrina, Ran, Daniela, Darleen, Cheri, Erina


Open Issues:


1) Career Event

-lab tours will be of the Cardiovascular Physiology Lab and the Injury Prevention and Mobility Lab

-Joyce can’t make it as a Med student speaker, but Gina and Ian can come instead

-sign in for Lab tours will be next door in the main BPK conference room at 3:15; ideally we will have two groups around 20 people each (run tours from 3:30-4:20)

-Registration for Lab Tours (3:15): Megan

-Lab Tour Leaders (3:30): Daniela, Megan, Jake, Garveen

-Table set up in Saywell (3:30): Ran, Erina, Alex (also need signs and name tags to help direct exhibitors towards Saywell)

-Sign in/Registration at Saywell (4:15): Alex

-we need a welcome speaker, Angie did it last year, Garveen will email both Angie and Glen to see if either of them are available to speak this year

-have AQ 3150 and AQ 3153, Cheri will arrange for recording in these rooms as well!

-Break Out Sessions:

1) 5:30-6:10

PT: Midori (PT), Jenny (Student), + other UBC Students (4) as exhibitors …..(Kirstin, Megan)

Resp Therapist: Monica (RT)……(Matt, Ashly, Loryn)

2) 6:55-7:35

OT/Ergo: Emma (OT+Ergo) …..(Garveen, Alex, Erina)

MD: Mo (MD), Hilary (MD), Ian (Student), Gina (Student), Amanda? (Student) …..(Megan, Loryn, Ran?)

-the BPKSA members in brackets beside each of the sessions will introduce each speaker and facilitate the question period

-Sabrina will print off smaller posters so that we can hand them out in our classes to advertise

-Kirstin is available Tuesday to put gift bags together and Ashly can help out further on Wednesday

-Door Prizes (old clothing, notebooks, can buy gift cards as well i.e. Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Renaissance?) — Kirstin will buy three $10 gift cards


2) Volunteering Experience

-an SFU alumni stopped by, Ryan Woodland (completed his undergrad in Kin and is now working on his MBA), who has created a program in Kenya that involves local health practitioners

-volunteers are needed for one month (13 specific clinics over the month) in either May, June, July & August

-need to be 19 years of age, attend a pre-departure training session and be medically inclined (doctors, nurses, pre-med students)

-application is all online at www.maasaimedical.org

3) BPK Peer Mentorship

-planning a skating event that’s looking to be about $5 per person

-they estimate a total cost of $75-$100 and are hoping the BPKSA can help with funding; we all agreed!


4) Clothing

-we like the larger font better for the back of the hoodies

-stick to the same colours for the hoodies as last time (grey, blue and red)

-could order the lanyards just to give out at Club Days in the Fall (no one would want to pay for them if we tried to sell them)

-not sure if we need a new design for Spring, can just maybe stick to hoodies this order? But could have Ty start designing one for next year’s clothing order



The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Loryn at 1:20pm in room K9622. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in room K9622.