MINUTES – Nov 12, 2014

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Students Association

Meeting Minutes

Wednesday November 12, 2014



The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order by Loryn at 1:30 pm in TASC II 7540


In Attendance:

Spencer, Kirstin, Josh, Jake, Matt, Shaila, Leandra, Garveen, Debbie, Steven, Loryn, Deepak


Open Issues


àGrant for BPKSA Event: Laser Tag

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 (tomorrow)
  • Apply for a grant in the amount of $130.00
  • Contribute $50 from core
  • 20 confirmed so far; 22 maybe


àUpdate from Steven

  • Curriculum updates:
  • Chemistry 283 will be an option for Biomedical Physiology undergraduates to take
  • BISC 202 (genetics) has also been added to the curriculum for Biomedical Physiology
  • also thinking about adding new BPK Major concentrations,


  • Issues with Course Registration:
  • not enough seats in upper division courses for students enrolling each semester
  • seats are always limited and tend to fill up in the first week of enrollment; scholarship students and the athletes fill up most of these seats
  • some core courses required for the program are only offered once a year; therefore the amount of students wanting to take these courses tends to accumulate every semester these courses are offered
  • some courses are the size they are, due to the marking
  • courses with labs cannot be expanded; takes time out of the professor’s research if the labs are expanded; however, lecture based classes can be expanded
  • Possible Solutions:
    • add more prerequisites for upper division classes or add more restrictions
  • Steven will be bringing up the issues with course registration specific to this semester with Dr. Tibbits
    • If you haven’t already, email to Steven your enrollment date, courses you couldn’t get into, and the amount of credits you have accumulated, including this semester
  • BPK 306
  • Department is well aware of the current state of BPK 306; changes are underway
  • Potential Suggestions for changes to the course:
  • Reweighting midterms
  • Adding in more assignments


à 25 to Life – The Climb for Life

  • November 23, 2014; at the Harbour Centre Tower in Downtown Vancouver
  • Fundraiser by the Canadian Cancer Society
  • 10:30 am – 2:30 pm; commences @ 11 am
  • Steven will forward the message to Loryn who will email others about this and post it on Facebook


àSteven: prosthetics opportunity

  • An opportunity to work with a 3D printer and with prosthetics for impoverished kids
  • Steven will send out more details on this


àList of possible BCIT Programs for BPK Career Night:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Cardiology Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Electroneurophyisology
  • Forensic Science
  • Health Care Management
  • MRI
  • Medical Imaging,
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Radiation Therapy



The meeting was adjourned by Loryn at 2:45 pm in TASC II 7540. The next meeting of the BPKSA will be on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm in TASC II 7540.


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