Minutes – October 20, 2016


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


In Attendance:

Megan, Jordan, Emily, Meghan, Joanne, Anas, Arash, Brian, Omid, Arlo, Aaron, Jaskarn, Bedir, Alam, Darleen.


Open Issues:


Careers in BPK outline and progress (Tuesday Jan 17)

Review of speakers with Darleen

Darleen will arrange MD

Possible Student Med-school students will be asked by Megan

Physio Students – Matt butt will ask some, Darleen will find more contacts

Strength and conditioning – John wants to, so we will try to confirm with him; Derek Hanson is other possibility

Megan will re-contact John and check if he would also like a table

Dietitian – Darleen will help arrange one, still looking for a student

Lab tours – aerospace lab to be determined, molecular cardiac physiology lab is confirmed

Exhibitors we would like to come and host a table – Palmer, Oregon chiropractics, western state

Exhibitors we still want to arrange – BACK, Oztrekk, BCIT, Thompson Rivers U (Omid  arrange), Fortius (Ran arrange), Kwantlen, Nursing (Ran arrange), Zajac ranch– we will see if Sophie will help arrange some of these for us.

Darleen will see if high school students want to come to participate


Darleen asking if E-digest is working, or do we prefer direct email, or Facebook updates?

Trying to reduce email fatigue

Many people want an update on facebook as well – Darleen will start updating



Kin Week – (Thursday Nov 17th, starting around 11:30pm)

Food after Monday presentation (Webinar)

Thursday starting at 11:30 to host KIN fair

Tables arranged to have fun items

Profs to present interesting things on tables maybe, showcase labs

Agreed to spam all profs with invitation to the event, and try to ask any who are interested in hosting a table – Angie can help arrange

Some fun items are stored in BPK storage; Sophie can give us access to borrow

Other possible tables – BNSS, exercise in motion, Personal training club, Brenda

For Wii – will want to check if smartboard can be used for Wii, Joanne to ask King, otherwise we will rent from AV services ($97)

Need to arrange food – Liza will help arrange


Fall social arrangements

Probably Changed to Climb base 5, due to pricing issues. We will check with Behavioral Neuroscience.


Clothing sale

Booked AQ tables next Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning

Megan can be there all Tuesday, Jordan can do most of Wed.

We will have doodle poll sent out to arrange times.



Wed 11:10, meet at Saywell hall.

Otherwize other option for those that cant make it on Friday


Expansion of fuel facility

SFU has limited power, so we cannot do very much to stop the expansion, BUT!

A committee is arranged to discuss the issue; anybody can sit in on the focus group



The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Megan at 12:20pm in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.  The next meeting will be held on Thursday Oct 27, 2016 at 11:30am in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.