Minutes – May 28, 2012

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association

Meeting Minutes

Monday, May 28, 2012


  • The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 12:33pm on Monday, May 28, 2012 in AQ 5038 by Brent.

In attendance

  • Brent, Steven, Shaila, Alex, Marissa, Jason, Amanda, Joyce, Sidney

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

  • Kin/Dance Students asking for financial assistance
    • The two students have been working on a study investigating over-specialization in dance training.
    • They submitted an abstract of the study to the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, and were chosen as presenters for their annual conference which will be held in Singapore, in October of this year.
    • SFSS no longer has a specific travel/conference grants, but core funding was increased
    • Dance Student Union has pledged them $500, and the Dance department between $500 and $750 each
    • Money to support them would come from Fall budget since the conference is in October
    • They will attend a meeting to speak about it
  • SFSS updates
    • Printing at the SFSS copy center no longer needs payment (with later reimbursement), now you just need approved minutes showing the charge being authorized to core. We don’t print a ton since co-op typically helps us out with that, but just in case we need to.
    • The SFSS has a volunteer certificate program, so that you get a written record of time you’ve put in helping out the union.
    • The SFSS has SilverCity movie tickets available for $8.72 each. We can buy some and use them as a fundraiser or just use them as a source of cheap tickets, if we want to have a BPKSA movie night or something.
    • Coming in the fall the SFSS aims to have an online DSU database system which will allow us to book rooms, A/V gear, etc. and allow us to check our core balance, copies of the constitution, and so on online.
  • SFSS committee
    • Looking for volunteers to sit on committees
    • Take a look if you are interested in SFSS or politics
    • The seats available:
      • Advocacy Committee
        • Plans events and campaigns around issues concerning students. Past campaigns include, November 10th rally, More Buses Now and the Victoria Protest Trip.
        • Vacancy: 2 students at-large
      • Commercial Services Committee (ComSerCom)
        • Oversees the Society’s commercial services i.e. Pub, Higher grounds, Ladle, Copy Centre etc…
        • Vacancy: 2 students at-large
      • Constitution and Policy Review Committee (CPR)
        • Reviews and if necessary, rewrites the policies outlining the operations of the Society.
        • Vacancy: 2 students at-large
      • Finance and Administrative Services Committee
        • Oversees financial and internal administrative matters of the society.
        • Vacancy: 2 students at-large
      • Accessibility Fund Advisory Committee (AFAC)
        • Uses the accessibility fund to review and if necessary, change student spaces on campus to make them more accessible.
        • Vacancy: 1 student at-large
      • Student Space Oversight Committee (Space)
        • Evaluates student space and if necessary, alters or renovates student space using the space expansion fund.
        • Vacancy: 2 students at-large
      • Events Committee
        • Plans any large-scale events at the DSU/Club/Board level. Also oversees the pub sponsorship program.
        • Vacancy: 2 students at-large
      • Granting Committee
        • Reviews grant applications submitted by Clubs and DSUs.
        • Vacancy: 2 students at-large
      • Stipend Appeals Committee
        • Reviews any appeals regarding stipends. i.e. a director who does not agree with a stipend received can make an appeal to this committee.
        • Vacancy: 3 students at-large
  •  Possible uses of left over core money
    • Wings night
    • BBQ
    • Kayaking
    • Hiking
    • Rockclimbing
    • Movie night
    • The Eatery sushi


  • Meeting was adjourned at 1:11pm by Brent. The next meeting will be Monday, June 4, 2012 in AQ 5038 at 12:30pm

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