Minutes – November 19, 2015

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, November 19, 2015



The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 11:30am by Loryn in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.


In Attendance:

Loryn, Garveen, Megan, Omid, Lois, Daniela, Meghan, Sam, Sabrina, Matt, Shaila, Kirstin


Open Issues:


1) Careers in BPK

-Sabrina presented two designs for the cover, a knee and a heart, we decided on the knee

-just waiting on confirmation from the profs for the Injury Prevention and Mobility & Cardiovascular Physiology Labs regarding tours

-Loryn will re-draft letters to the Dean of Science and the Department (usually get $500 from each source) and we will also apply for a grant

-Presenters confirmed: Respiratory Therapist (one who is relatively new in the field is confirmed and can ask another BPK alumni Bryan Buell whose quite established), Med (there is an MD who is interested but just needs to confirm that he can get the day off, waiting on students to get their Jan schedule), one PT confirmed and 4 PT students interested (only 2 are alumni so we can ask some to present and then can also have them as exhibitors), we have one Ergo speaker confirmed (she also has a OT degree)

-may have to look at extending the lengths of the presentations if we need to combine some speakers together


2) Fall Social

-don’t forget our Bouldering Event is tomorrow at The Hive at 5:30pm!


3) Clothing

-Laurie can’t find a free classroom and the Grad Student Lounge isn’t available

-SUS is distributing their own clothing in the AQ next week as well as other DSUs so we are waiting to hear back for confirmation that we can join the table as well

-Please fill out this Doodle poll (http://doodle.com/poll/yh5rfq6zn4mqb7g6) regarding your availability from 10am-1pm next Tues and Wed to help distribute clothing

-the Communication couch area just past the BPK Main Office can be used in case the AQ table doesn’t work out


4) Motions

-Garveen motioned to reimburse the BPK Co-op $191.04 for food purchased for the BCAK Kin Week Presentation. Kirstin seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.


5) Kin Cup

-usually held in February but because of the lack of gym space last year we had to push it to March

-the Friday after Reading Break seems like a good time to hold it so Loryn will talk to Rec to see if it is free

-timing is restricted and we can usually only book a two hour slot

-last year we had a really large turnout so if we book the entire gym this year we could possibly have two sets of games going


6) Seminar Series

-speaker series where each Prof presents their current research or past work or how they got into this area/position

-wanted to start it this fall but couldn’t find a good time for it so will try to get it going for next semester, maybe March?

-could also have Grad students come out to present too



The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Loryn at 12:20pm in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 26, 2015 in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.