Meeting Minutes – June 24, 2015

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Students Association

Meeting Minutes

Wednesday June 24, 2015



The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order by Loryn at 1:30 pm in the BPK Conference Room


In Attendance:

Jake, Shaila, Loryn, Erina, Garveen, Parham, Sabrina


Open Issues


SFSS Meeting Update

-Jake attended the SFSS meeting and reported back on the Chart of Values which was discussed


Math 154/155:

-curriculum coordinator from the Math Department would like to attend a meeting and discuss how we use Math 154/155 in BPK program courses

-Loryn suggested sending out a web survey to the undergraduates who are in their upper division courses to get their opinion

-both Math 154/155 is good since it comes to good use in many courses for reading graphs, academic papers and understanding crucial concepts in courses like BPK 402 or BPK 308

-Loryn will update us on when the coordinator will come and attend a meeting so we can prepare for the discussion


Dates for BPK Events

Darleen has sent out dates for all of the events coming up in fall; these are as follows:

-September 3rd 2015: Dean of Science Welcome Day

-September 9th 2015: SFU’s 50th Anniversary

-September 11th 2015: BPK Alumni Reunion

-September 24th 2015: BPK Welcome BBQ

-October 2nd 2015: Terry Fox Run


BPK Orientation

-for lab tours this year we will be asking: Environmental Physiology Unit (Sherri Ferguson), Molecular Cardiac Physiology (Peter Ruben), Exercise Physiology (Dave Clarke)

-Potential date for orientation could be the same as the Welcome BBQ (September 24th) as it was last year; this is to be confirmed

-Things to do for this year:

-an icebreaker so everyone can get to know each other better maybe before the lab tours

-this year we can meet in a lecture hall instead (will be much more organized compared to last year when we all met in convocation mall)

-can also do the SFU Rec Tour again; Shaila will talk to the representative in SFU Rec about this & Loryn will speak to promotions


BPKSA Recruitment

we need to do more promotions to recruit younger students into the BPKSA

-potential ideas for recruitment:

-could send out a message in the newsletter

-emails from the BPKSA to new incoming students

-Loryn will draft a message for advertisement and will send it to Sabrina; Sophie will draft a list for Loryn of the new student’s emails


Princeton Review

-sent more information about out potential partnership with them

-there will be no cost/fee for us

-will give us promotional materials so we can promote them at our events

-lots of benefits like:

-$400 off classes for BPK students; free mock tests, free follow up sessions (just

to name a few)

-benefits may encourage people to join the BPKSA J

-Parham made a motion for the BPKSA to partner with Princeton Review. Jake seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.



The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Loryn at 2:30 pm in the BPK Conference Room. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday July 8th , 2015 at the Highland Pub at 1:30 pm.


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