MINUTES – Nov 5, 2014

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Students Association

Meeting Minutes

Wednesday November 5, 2014



The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order by Loryn at 1:30 pm in TASC II 7540


In Attendance:

Matt, Loryn, Shaila, Jake, Garveen, Josh, Kirsten, Sam


Open Issues:


àBPK Clothing

sweatpants: tapered at the bottom

-no water bottles or shaker bottles on the website (www.blankstyle.com)

-Kirsten will look for toques and will report back on the pricing

-Sam will send Ty a picture of the lungs for the new design


àKirsten motioned to reimburse the BPK department for the water bottles in the amount of $270.83. Jake seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.


àUndergraduate Course Issues

-the course BPK 306 is and has been a major concern for the longest time; issues with this course include:

-the 25% consistent failure rate

-many students are often afraid of taking the class and leave it until the very last semesters in

in their undergraduate career; the class has a very negative image

-many students only take the class to pass; too many students are having to retake the class (an

economic issue also)

-many students afraid to voice their opinion about the anxiety they experience surrounding this


-BPK 306 is a very valuable course in the BPK department; therefore these problems need to be

addressed ASAP!

-need to get this issue on the UPC Meeting Agenda and then have the a representative address the issues in the UPC meetings


àLaser tag

@ Planet Lazer (near Braid SkyTrain) on November 13 (next Thursday) at 7 pm

-25 people RSVPed on the Facebook

-planet laser needs the deposit a week ahead of time

-Loryn and Shaila will apply for the grant


àProject Pulse

-January 31, 2015 @ UBC

-agreed to having representatives from BP, BNS and KIN

-If you are interested in volunteering as a representative, email Loryn (lbohne@sfu.ca)



àBPK Career Night

-need to get the information to Sabrina so she can start making the pamphlet

-Kirsten talked to the Kinesiologist and he agreed to be a presenter in the breakout sessions

-Loryn will confirm who’s coming to the exhibit and who the presenters are with Darleen and report back next week



The meeting was adjourned by Loryn at 2:20 pm in TASC II 7540. The next meeting of the BPKSA will be on Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm in TASC II 7540.




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