Minutes – March 2, 2017


The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 1:00pm by Megan in the BPK Graduate Students Lounge.


In Attendance:

Megan, Omid, Emily C, Katie, Emily P, Ivy, Erin, Jaskarn, Jordan, Arash, Emily B, Crystal, Brandon, Darleen, Bader


Open Issues:

1) Kin Cup

-Tomorrow Friday March 3rd from 6-8pm

-Access to gym starting at 5:30pm

-Winter Kin Cup will stick with traditional sports – basketball, dodgeball, and soccer

-Summer Kin Cup open to new sports

-Look into ordering pinnies for future Kin Cup events

-Katie will bring nets for soccer; cannot use indoor hockey nets

-Kin Games fundraiser for JumpStart –water bottles and juice boxes available by donation, also collecting used sports equipment

-Nesters gift basket raffle with donation to Jumpstart

-Snacks will be available for free – bananas, granola bars, fruit snacks


2) Spring Clothing Sale

-Not many orders for sweatpants – possibly because we didn’t have samples or price was too high

-Ordered full set of sample sizes for the next clothing sale

-Will consider ordering women’s sweatpants if people express interest and sales increase

-Interest in WebSurvey didn’t match orders – most popular items were crewnecks and heart shirts

-One sale per term is a good frequency

-Location of sale by BPK office is not as convenient as AQ tables – problem is that AQ tables get booked early, then none are available

-Clothing will arrive by March 16th

-Trying to get clothing sooner because Kin Games people leave March 15th

-AQ tables booked for Thursday March 23rd and Friday March 24th to hand out clothing orders and sell Year End Party tickets


3) Year End Party

-$1.50/10 tickets à approximately $25 for printing costs

-Feedback on poster design:

-Don’t like “Year End Party” font

-Don’t like that “BPK” and “Year End Party” font don’t match

-Like colour scheme

-Enlarge date and time

-Add $15 cost of ticket somewhere on poster, but not too large

-Feedback on ticket design:

-Add ticket number

-Don’t include price on ticket – already purchased so it is unnecessary and may be confusing

-One sided printing to save cost, plain white on back

-Change font to match poster

-Added request for bartender, microphone, podium, and TV

-Need to discuss giveaways and trivia for at Year End Party next week


4) Trivia Night

-Wednesday March 15th 6:00pm at the Highland Pub

-No fee to attend

-Need students to help plan and advertise, please contact Jordan (jordano@sfu.ca)

-Don’t have access to main speakers for music

-Deciding whether to bring Bluetooth speakers or remove music component

-Guess song and artist while answering the trivia question – adds non-academic component

-Alternative: more questions instead of music?

-Ask Ivy to make a poster and help advertise on Facebook

-OzTrekk will sponsor prizes


5) OzTrekk Meet & Greet

-Kati is interested in starting a relationship with a new point of contact, wanting to meet other members in the BPKSA

-Want to maintain the partnership


6) Department Meeting Update

-Next month’s topic is mental health

-Email Erina if you have ideas you’d like her to pass on in the department meeting

-Will discuss more next week

-Discussed use of Excel and Matlab

-Some teachers believe students should know how to use more programs

-Not in students’ best interest to take away Excel to teach other programming

-Behavioural Neuroscience majors feeling under-represented and not included

-Department and UPC meetings do not include a BNS representative

-Will invite a representative to meetings

-Include a BNS student to BPKSA meetings for better representation

-BPKSA has extended invitations but lacking response



Jordan motioned to reimburse Megan $281.25 for the gym rental fee for Kin Cup from the core account. Erina seconded it. Motion was passed unanimously.


Katie motioned to reimburse Megan $120 for the equipment rental fee for Kin Cup from the core account. Crystal seconded it. Motion was passed unanimously.



The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Megan at 2:00pm in the BPK Graduate Students Lounge.  The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:00pm in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.