MINUTES – Oct 1, 2014

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Students Association

Meeting Minutes

Wednesday October 1, 2014



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


In Attendance:

Garveen, Loryn, Shaila, Matt, Matteo, Joyce, Debbie, Leandra, Sam, Kirsten, Jake, Darleen, Conrad


Open Issues:


àBPK Career Night

  • January 20, 2014; on the 21th @ UBC
  • Will be in Saywell Hall (who will confirm the booking in the second week of January)

-therefore we can book Applied Sciences as a backup

  • Matt will work with Sabrina on the poster
  • Josh will work with Cheri to apply for the grant
  • Need to brainstorm ideas for careers we want to showcase for the career night
  • Ideas so far:

àPhysiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Chiropractic, Research, Naturopathy, Athletic Training, Kintec (from last year)

-University of Medicine and Health Sciences from the Caribbean will be an exhibitor this year

-BCIT will also be an exhibitor

àMaybe explore some other career choices so we can include a larger variety of careers paths from BPK for this year; ideas include:

-Ergonomics, BCIT prosthetics and other programs such as Radiology or Sonography, La Physique, Exercise Therapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Emergency Medical Technician, Fortius, Optometry, Teaching, University Lecturers , Law, Science Advisor for Television (Sarah Chow)

-can include these careers in the showcase and give them their own booth to see how much interest it generates and maybe include it next year in the breakout sessions

àCan ask Diana (who manages BPK 343 practicums) about Kin related practicums?

Barber Prosthetics: Erina did co-op here and thought they were a very impressive company; can include them as exhibitors

  • Darleen will found someone who is older and has gone down these career paths

-Shaila and Loryn will talk to their friends who are RMT’s

  • Can have the practitioners set up with their own booths so students can have more one to one interactions with them
  • Maybe this year we should advertise the career fair as much as the breakout sessions so more people are tempted to attend the career fair before the breakout sessions

àformerly had: 2 session times with 2 talks going on during each session

àmaybe this time we could do 3 shorter sessions to allow people more exposure + a longer question period




  • Kirsten made a motion to reimburse Van for the BPK Grant. Shaila seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.
  • Garveen made a motion to reimburse Debbie $5.60 for the poles she provided for the Kickoff signs. Kirsten seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.


àSabrina: Linked in Photoshoots

  • Will be for all students
  • Week of November 10-14 from 12-4 pm possibly

àSocial Event

  • Bouldering, trampoline, laser tag, paintball, extreme air park
  • Laser Tag seems to be the most popular; right by Braid
  • Will hold this event in the second week of November


àFortius Volunteering

  • Shaila volunteered for the workshop on concussion this past Saturday and found it interesting

àDiscussed the Physiology of concussion, vision, pharmacology, rehab techniques

  • Darleen: stay tuned for more opportunities coming up


àKin Week

  • Short notice; wont be happening
  • BCAK want to organize a webinar and the execs can attend if possible
  • Will be in the week of October 20th sometime



The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Loryn at 2:20. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, October 8 2014 at 1:30 pm in TASC II 7540






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