Minutes – March 26, 2010

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association

Meeting Minutes

March 26, 2010


  • The regular meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 9:30 on March 26, 2010 in the Kinesiology Seminar Room by John Abreu-Lanza.

In attendance

  • John, Blaine, Brent, Sandra, Amanda, Marissa, Charlotte, Matt, Graham

Approval of Agenda

  • The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed.

Approval of Minutes

  • The minutes of the previous meeting were unanimously approved as distributed.

Open Issues

  • Graham from SFSS
    • Pub Renovations
      • the pub renovations have been coordinated with the kitchen expansion
      • goal is to serve more food and expand on the previous menu
      • the budget is still being sorted out (approximately 400-450 thousand)
    • Common Room Sharing Program
      • Communications student union has had a shift in execs and faculty
      • they have a nice common room in Burnaby but have  meetings in harbour centre
      • an attempt is being made to get the unions without a common room to share with Communications
    • Inviting to FAS formal
      • Friday April 9th at 7pm at Ober lounge in Steamworks
      • black tie event with a buffet, DJ, and drinks
      • tickets: $40.00 (but some DSU’s are subsidizing)
      • 9-12 dancing with a slideshow and speeches ect. beforehand
      • can buy tickets at door (may be sold out because venue capacity is 110 people)
    • World record attempt: Robot Rock Event
      • Guinness has world record for the most number of people doing the robot: 318ppl
      • Facebook event: 500ppl attending
      • Date and time: Thursday April 8 at noon in convo mall
        • attempt will be at 1pm
      • lined up a DJ for a dance off afterwards
      • five minutes for it to count
      • spread word (goal is to at least double record)
    • Surrey Student Space
      • podium 2 (basement space for labs and classrooms)
      • kin: big group will be Surrey located for next five years
      • demand for student space at Surrey campus
      • Administration agreed to negotiate a lease for 3330 to turn into a lounge for students
  • Club night: 100 dollar profit
  • Year End Party
    • Posters were printed (~$8.00) and need to go up across campus
    • Blaine sent in $1000 check to Diamond Alumni
    • Laurie sent out email to staff, faculty, and students
    • Painted posters need to be made: Thursday at 9 in seminar room?
    • John will send out confirmation email
    • Slideshow, speeches and doorprize has been done in past
    • John has family pass for Mt. Seymour tubing, speech by Peter Ruben
    • Spread word!
    • Selling Tickets: selling tickets in kin office
  • Bulletin board
    • John and Charlotte will meet with Ernest
      • Ernest is focused on clothing order
    • A T-shirt picture for board has been printed (coming in September)
  • University lipdub
    • Students lip sink to a song across university campus
    • Funding from faculty of science, and possibly from DSU (~$50)
    • April 1 at 5:30 is first meeting
    • Blaine will let know of location, welcome to come out
  • No meeting next week


  • Meeting was adjourned at 10:10am by John Abreu-Lanza. The next meeting will be at 9:30am on April 9th, 2010 in the Kinesiology Seminar Room.





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