MINUTES – July 16, 2014

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Students Association

Meeting Minutes

Wednesday July 16, 2014



Meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 12:30 by Shaila in AQ 5017


In Attendance:

Shaila, Jake, Garveen, Mohammad, Matt, Sabrina, Deepak


Open Issues


àOpen Position for Forum Counselor

  • Gina who is the Forum Counselor as of right now, will no longer be able to hold the position in the Fall
  • Forum Counselor duties: attend the forum meetings every 2nd Wednesday and report back to the BPKSA about what happens at the meetings
  • Therefore, if anyone wants to take this opportunity, let Shaila know


àBPK Kick off (Thursday, September 11, 2014)

  • Drafted Schedule:
    • 11:30 am – 1 pm: Tours of Peer Health, Strength and Conditioning, SFU Physio

àEach 20 minutes long, with a 5 minute transition time in between

  • 1 pm – 1:30 pm: Barbeque
  • 1:30 pm – 3 pm: Lab Tours

à Each 20 minutes long, with a 5 minute transition time in between

àProfessors who have volunteered for lab tours include: Damon Poburko (Molecular Cardiac Physiology), Victoria Claydon (Cardiovascular Physiology), Stephen Robinovitch (Mobility and Injury Prevention)

  • Shaila is attending the BBQ meeting Friday Sabrina, so schedule will be confirmed after that
  • Maybe have everyone meet at the Convocation Mall or outside 142 lecture hall to start the first tours?
  • Matt will upload schedule to the Webpage
  • The Kick off will be a free event
  • No stamps this year, therefore we won’t be able to get students exempt from classes for the kickoff.
    • Steven will talk to Craig about getting students out of 142 lab on Thursday
    • But as of right now, students will just have to attend whatever part of the kick off that doesn’t conflict with their schedules
  • BPK Week and SFU Week of Welcome
    • Both will happen in the same week, in the first week of September
    • SFU Week of Welcome: will have a separate table for this and need to draft a schedule
    • BPK Week: BPK’s own separate welcome

àWill be giving away goodie bags containing pens, toques, pinks, water bottles (metal water bottle with the BPK Logo and an ECG Wave), advisor and co-op business cards

àGoodie bags only for first years and external transfers

àMonday to Friday, from 11-2 at the BPK Office

àCan also promote the Kick Off here


àPeer Mentorship Program

  • Starting the calling campaign in the second week of August, from the 5th to the 8th
  • Darleen will give us the phone numbers and we can do the phone calls on our own times
  • Inform the new student about Welcome BBQ, Kick Off, BPK Week and SFU Week of Welcome
  • Sabrina has a script drafted that she will give out to those making the phone calls


àWhat do I love about BPK Video?

  • Sabrina is coming in next week’s meeting to do the “What I love about BPK” video
  • Prepare something to say!


àKickball Event



àIDEA: Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Association

  • Want us to support them and to use our logo
  • Will support us in return by passing down opportunities to us
  • Need everyone to consent to this!


àBunzten Lake Hiking Trip: August 1, 2014

  • Need to make a Facebook event for this that everyone is able to see!


àCo-op experiences

  • If you’ve done co-op, send a small write up about your experience to Josh (koehn@sfu.ca) for the co-op experiences webpage


àLast BPKSA Meeting of the Summer

  • Will be held on July 28, 2014, at Highland Pub!



The meeting was adjourned by Shaila at 1:20. The next meeting will take place Wednesday, July 23 2014 in AQ 5017.





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