These are the current executive members. Say hi if you see us around campus! We’re always interested in new faces and new ideas.
Riley Welyk | President
I am in my 4th year here at SFU as a Kinesiology Major. I joined the BPKSA in my 2nd year, and currently hold the position of President. My job is basically to organize meetings, be a point of contact for the BPKSA, and help organize our student events. One of my favourite things about the BPKSA is getting to know some of our professors outside of the classroom. As you will come to learn, we have a pretty spectacular faculty! One of my favourite classes taken at SFU so far was BPK 207 because of my fascination in how the brain controls us. Outside of SFU, you will often find me shredding the mountain bike trails of North Van and Squamish, and occasionally surfing the beautiful swells of Tofino. I hope to see some of you at our events this year and get a chance to know a bit about you all!
Ben Chang | Vice President
Hey! I’m Ben, and I’m a 4th year Kinesiology student, with an intended Active Health and Rehabilitation Concentration. In my spare time, I love to do anything outdoors or related to sports.
Jaskarn Grewal | Treasurer
I started studying Kinesiology in my second year mainly because of my interest in how exercise affects our bodies. I enjoyed all of the courses I took so far, but my favourite was definitely BPK 143 as it had the most engaging material that I actually wanted to learn. Also, it was fun to learn how to make exercise plans for myself and others. My only regret is taking the online version, which meant I never got to meet Tony. Fortunately, I will be able to take BPK 343 eventually which should be just as fun. I am a pretty active person and I usually either bike or practice karate in my free time.
Emily Ponton | Secretary
Alam Khehra | SFSS Council Representative
Hello to everyone reading this, my name is Alam and I’m the current SFSS Council Rep for the BPKSA. I’m in my 5th year at SFU doing a double minor in Kinesiology and Biology (don’t worry, this is my last semester). I’m a huge fan of anything outdoors and music. My current favorite songs are Self Control by Frank Ocean and Renegade by Jay-Z & Eminem. I love the BPKSA because not only do I get to work with amazing and dedicated student leaders, but being a part of the BPKSA also keeps me informed of everything going on in the department. If you’re a part of this department, I encourage you to join the BPKSA!
Nicole Whittle | Kinesiology Undergraduate Representative
Hi! I’m Nicole, and I’m a 3rd year Kinesiology major. I’m currently the Kinesiology Undergrad Rep, which means that I represent the undergraduate interests at monthly meetings with the BPK faculty and staff. If you have an idea on how to improve the undergraduate experience for BPK students, reach out to me! If I’m not studying on campus, you can catch me hiking the North Shore mountains, refereeing a soccer game, or discovering my new favourite coffee shop in the city.
Vacant | Biomedical Physiology Undergraduate Representative
Emily Boyco | External Relations Officer
Hi! I’m currently a 2nd year student here at SFU and am the External Relations Officer for the BPKSA. In my free time, I love to run, hike and do physical activity through other choice hobbies of mine including martial arts, yoga, and working out. I also really enjoy involving myself in my community through volunteering both in and outside of school. My favourite BPK course I’ve taken so far is BPK 110. This course gave me a great introduction to the versatility of BPK and all the facets it can include, one of them being nutrition. I found learning about nutrition and how the food we eat affects and fuels our bodies was a super interesting way to start off my major in Kinesiology. Since I became involved with the BPKSA very early on in my first year at SFU, I urge anyone considering getting involved to go ahead and do so by coming to hang out with us at our meetings! Hope to see you around!
Katie Smolik | Promotional Coordinator
Hey! I’m a 3rd year Kinesiology major in the Active Health and Rehabilitation Concentration. When I came to SFU I didn’t know about BPK, but after taking my first class (BPK 143!) I knew it would be my major. I’ve always been heavily involved in sports and enjoy living an active lifestyle (plus I think human anatomy and physiology are the coolest things around) so Kinesiology was the perfect fit. Once I figured that out I joined the BPKSA and built up the courage to attend my first meeting, and I’m so glad I did. The BPKSA has allowed me to branch out and meet so many new people and I love that I get to be involved in the BPK community. If I’m not studying, which is probably far too often, you will most likely find me in the gym or on top of a mountain. A few of my hobbies include hiking, kayaking, camping, running and weightlifting. I also love soccer and I play competitively and coach in the community. I’m always up for new adventures and new friends so say hi if you see me around campus!