Minutes – October 31, 2013

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, October 31, 2013


The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 1:30pm on Thursday, October 31, 2013 in AQ 4130 by Steven.

In attendance

  • Steven M., Alex, Loryn, Steven O., Mohammed, Gina, Kirstin, Lea, Steven O., Joyce, Lucy, Debbie, Sydney, Navo


Open Issues

  • Clothing Sale
    • Steven booked tables for Nov. 18-22
    • BPK Execs that have BPK clothing: wear it to the meeting next week so that we can take pictures to advertise
  • Bowling Night
    • Lucy’s update on REVs bowling deal:
    • $50/lane up to 6 ppl includes large pizza, 2 games, shoe rentals we have 6 lanes booked
    • or
    • $17/person includes 2 games and shoe rental plus $20/pizza
    • We will change our reservation time 6-8pm and book 4 lanes instead of 6 and take the $50 special
    • We will allocate around $300 for this event and pay for everyone’s first two games, rentals, & pizza
    • $200 from granting and remainder will come from core
  • Career Event
    • Steven talked to John from Strength & Conditioning and it doesn’t look like they’re interested in having a strength & conditioning breakout session
    • Darleen got an e-mail from a chiropractor who is interested in talking at the career event (Western State Chiropractic) – we need to ask if they have SFU grads to talk?
    • We will replace strength and conditioning with chiropractic
    • We have a physio confirmed
  • SFSS Forum Update from  Gina
    • SFSS want students to complete the “Student Choice Survey”
    • They want students to get involved when the elections come
    • BPKSA Execs and Students, please fill out the survey
    • “Student Government 101” – learn about other ways to get involved (Nov 8 11:30-1:30)
  • BPK Departmental Committee Meeting Update from Joyce
    • Grad student Tanya says the graduate studentswant to start a mentorship program (1 on 1, undergrads with graduate students) so that undergraduates can get involved in the research without having to commit to volunteer or working
    • Faculty hire situation – want feedback on what’s missing in out program
    • When hiring new faculty they take into account their teaching ability and if their research will be beneficial to department
    • Some suggestions from our meeting:
      • Injury management.
      • Upper level version of 241
      • Something to help reinforce the knowledge you learn in anatomy (make it more hands on)
      • Rehabilitation course for different systems
      • Genetics course


Meeting was adjourned at 2:15 pm by Steven. The next meeting will be at 1:30pm on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in AQ 4130.

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