Welcome BBQ Kickoff

The Welcome BBQ Kickoff gives faculty, staff, returning students and new students alike a chance to meet up and enjoy some lunch at the beginning of the semester. With a $4 donation to the Terry Fox Foundation, you get a delicious barbecued lunch, a drink, and some snacks! Great deal, or greatest deal?

Keep your eyes open for the newest professors who pay their dues by flipping burgers. No, seriously, keep an eye on them. It’s for your own safety. There was a new prof once who, shortly after arriving at SFU, accidentally set his new office on fire. We swear we’re not making this up. We’re not saying it was related to the barbecue, but it seems like quite the coincidence, doesn’t it?

Anyways, if you’re an incoming student make sure to pick up a BPK Survival Guide. It includes a schedule of the events, a map of campus with important BPK related places highlighted, descriptions of the campus and lab tour stops, and tips on how to survive your first year at SFU.

Post BBQ Lunch Tours

This isn’t the typical campus tour that most of you have probably already been on…this is the BPK version! We will stop at the places listed below and inform you on how you can get more involved.


Volunteering in the weight room, becoming a lifeguard or fitness instructor and more are the opportunities SFU REC has to offer. More information can be found here.




Preventative taping for athletes, supplying first aid care and assisting physiotherapists on diagnosis and treatment of injuries are some of the tasks volunteers do. More information can be found here.



Work with multiple teams by supervising and instructing athletes on training and developing in their sport. Time spent in the classroom will also help develop knowledge on athlete development and performance. More information can be found here.



Lead by Dr. Victoria Claydon, the cardiovascular physiology group focuses on cardiovascular function and dysfunction from an integrative perspective, including molecular and systems physiology. Some of their specific research areas include autonomic dysfunction (e.g spinal cord injury and chronic hypoxia exposure), cardiac arrhythmia, and syncope. More information about the lab can be found here.



mcpg Lead by Drs. Thomas Claydon, Mark Paetzel, Peter Ruben, Glen Tibbits, and Edgar Young, this lab studies the molecular and cellular processes of the heart during cardiac excitation and excitation-contraction coupling. You will be toured through Damon Porburko’s Lab, who studies calcium signalling and vascular smooth muscle contraction. More information about the lab can be found here





Lead by Dr. Stephen Robinovitch, this lab studies and utilizes biomechanics to develop new techniques to prevent disability and injury. The goal of this lab is to study and establish a better understanding of the risk factors that lead to injury and mobility impairment. Most of their projects involve quantitative measures of human movement dyanmics along with computer-based models . More information about the lab can be found here.


If you have any questions or concerns email us at bpksa@sfu.ca. See you there!

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