Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association
Thursday, November 26, 2015
The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 11:30am by Loryn in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.
Loryn, Daniela, Matt, Megan, Meghan, Omid, Shaila, Ashly, Erina, Debbie, Darleen, Sam
1) Career Event
-John Abreu, a BPK grad who is now a strength and conditioning coach, has offered to come and speak but because we already have a lot of speakers confirmed Darleen will invite him to come as an exhibitor instead
-Emma is a practicing Ergo who also has an OT degree, she is confirmed
-Midori is a practicing PT who is confirmed, 4 UBC Physio students also are willing to come, will get one to speak and the rest can be exhibitors
-Monica, a Respiratory Therapist, is also confirmed
-Sam will contact Bryan Buell the respiratory therapist from Alberta to see if he would be interested in speaking
-Mo is a practicing MD who is confirmed, and there are a few med students that are interested but will confirm once they know their schedule
-the first breakout session will run with Ergo in one room and Respiratory Therapy in the other
-the second session will run with Med in one room and PT in the other
2) UPC Updates
-a lot of thesis defenses are coming up in December and undergrads can attend if interested – Erina will forward a list with the specific dates
-there are upcoming deadlines for grad student scholarships, but these are also open to any undergrads who are applying to grad school (ex. CIHR, Rising Star awards)
-the online evaluation forms have been sent out for BPK classes, let us know if you have any feedback
-Debbie motioned to reimburse Loryn up to $400 for the cost of the Bouldering Fall Social on November 20th. Garveen seconded it. The motion was unanimously approved.
-Sam motioned to reimburse Loryn up to $30 for the cost of the food for today’s meeting. Matt seconded it. The motion was unanimously approved.
-we had a great turnout with 23 people attending, so our advertising worked well!
-most orders were picked up in the AQ this week
-less than 10 orders are left and we will try to contact these students by email
6) SUS Updates
-Molecules and Moustaches has now been cancelled and instead SUS will be holding another event on the third Friday of January called Revolution and Evolution (volunteers will be needed for this event!)
-will also hold Geek Week and will have another event for first year’s that is a Homework After Party
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, December 3, 2015 in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.