Minutes – November 5, 2015

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, November 5, 2015



The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 11:30am by Loryn in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.


In Attendance:

Loryn, Debbie, Matt, Shaila, Lois, Megan, Omid, Sabrina, Ashly, Daniela, Jake, Jordan, Lukas, Kirsten


Open Issues:


1) Career Event

-Sabrina showed us a draft of the program booklets and would like our feedback!

-she also needs a cover photo for the booklet (could maybe use the skeleton made out of words, she will also send us the stock photos we have purchased in the past)

-Loryn sent out a survey to the undergrads about what careers they would like to see: Med was one of the least popular options, Kin and Physio were the most popular and OT was the second most popular

-other suggestions were: respiratory therapist, ergonomist, claims adjuster at ICBC or Worksafe BC (Ashly has a contact for this), medical radiologist, entrepreneurship type careers in Kin

-Lukas is doing co-op with an SFU initiative called Innovations Boulevard (focuses on medical technology development and validation), there are lots of people doing research there including Dr. Sam Doesburg

-could combine Dr. Sam Doesburg with a representative from Innovations Boulevard, Lukas suggested that having them speak would be better than setting up a booth for them

-Erina knows an Ergonomist and a Kin, we will ask her to contact them

-Shaila knows a Respiratory Therapist and will contact them, will also email Dr. Sam Doesburg to confirm

-Jake will hopefully speak to his PT contact today

-decided for now to remove OT as a speaker and instead try to have a Respiratory Therapist and Ergonomist present, if we can’t get one or the other we will have an OT present instead

-for the 4 presentation slots we will have: Med, Physio, Research & Entrepreneurship, Respiratory Therapist & Ergonomist (or OT)


2) Social Event

-Loryn submitted the grant and is waiting to hear back from the SFSS

-Ashly confirmed with The Hive for Fri Nov 20th, we need a minimum of 10 people and need to let The Hive know the Monday before how many are coming

-Matt will make a Facebook event for Fri Nov 20th at 5:30pm at The Hive, regular price admission is $25 and we will provide a discounted admission for the first 20 people who show up

-Lukas will advertise the event at the BNSS meeting as well


3) Clothing

-clothing order has been submitted!

-Ashly found a skeleton design with words instead of bones and we could re-design it so the skeleton is in the shape of a Vitruvian man

-Lukas has a contact for t-shirt printing that the BNSS uses so he will share that with us for future clothing orders

-next semester we will likely order: metal water bottles, lanyards, dri-fit t-shirts, Vitruvian man zip-ups, toques



The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Loryn at 12:14pm in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.