Minutes – June 1, 2016

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association

Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, June 1, 2016



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


In Attendance:

Garveen, Megan, Erina, Emily, Elaine, Caleb, Alam, Jimmy, Matt, Sabrina, Joanne, Bader


Open Issues:


1) Department Updates

-accepting nominations for the Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Awards and BPK can nominate up to 2 faculty members and 3 TAs by June 15th

-will send out an email to the undergrads and have them email their nominations to the BPKSA so we can forward them to the department


2) The Princeton Review Partnership Renewal

-if we agree to the partnership, we will have access to benefits such as discounts on Princeton Review classroom courses (for MCAT, LSAT etc) (general members get 50% courses, executive members get $400 off courses)

-in turn we have to advertise the benefits from TPR to the BPKSA members with emails & help organize at least one free college and graduate school admissions and test preparation information session or mock test and scores-back strategy session per academic year

-decided to renew the partnership


3) Clothing Order

-will sell leftover stock on sale (drifits $25, tshirts $15)

-will also introduce a new pullover hoodie with the design from the old zip ups on the back, and the small SFU crewneck logo on the front left side (will sell for around $35); possibly lanyards too

-selected the Gildan Heavyweight Blend 50/50 hoodie in the colours: cherry red, charcoal grey, navy

-Garveen will look into booking AQ tables for the sale June 21-23


4) BPK Kickoff

-Welcome Back BBQ is scheduled for Thurs Sept 15th around noon

-will hold SFU Rec, Physio and Lab Tours this day as usual

-Erina and Garveen will talk to James Wakeling and Victoria Claydon about possible lab tours

-will use the BBQ as the meeting place for the first years: could have Darleen provide an introduction for the event, then an ice breaker game for the students, leave for tours and end with a snack

-should include a Bingo game to encourage students to talk to the profs during the BBQ

-would like to hold another event that first Friday (Sept 9th) for BPK first years, this being more of a social event to get to know one another, will play games and have lots of prizes, possibly BPK swag bags too


5) Meeting with Angie

-June 15th from 1:30-2:20pm

-next week will open the meeting for any BPK undergrads to come and share their concerns

-will then generate a list of topics to discuss with Angie



The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Garveen at 2:20pm in room K9622. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 1:30pm in room K9622.