Minutes – October 13, 2016


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


In Attendance:

Megan, Jordan, Joanne, Anas, Brian, Omid, Arlo, Aaron, Jaskarn, Bedir.


Open Issues:


Careers in BPK outline and progress (Tuesday Jan 17)

Arranged speakers: Medicine, Physiotherapy, strength and conditioning

Still one speaker spot available, what do we want? Nutritionist? Dietitian? Lab tech? Biomedical Engineer?

Need to arrange with research labs, so we can have lab tours before speekers:

Omid – ask molecular cardiac physiology group

Megan – ask aerospace physiology lab


Kin Week – (Thursday Nov 17th, around 1:00pm)

Discussion on where it should be held

North Part of ASB decided on the location

Stations to be organized:

Prism goggle obstacle course (arrange with Dr. Marigold)

Star trace and Grip strength dynamometer (arrange with Dr. Carter)

Rowing machine (arrange with SFU Rec department)

Wii sports, projector and screen (arrange with AV sevices, Joanne agreed to ask)

Food provided at a table.

Other possible items: foosball

Possible professor showcase (boards and tables)


Fall social arrangements

Jordan calling Hive in downtown to arrange prices.



Clothing sale

Next week start advertising – email and posters

Sale during week of 17th – 21st

last week of October (Tuesday the 25th and Wednesday the 26th) we will arrange a table to collect orders.

hoodies 30$

Tuques 15$

Allow for around 2 weeks between order and pickup date


Excellence in teaching award

Richard Ward won last time.

There will be a list of eligible teachers, and we can vote on who should win this year

Web survey given to all BPK Undergrads; we can include year of study for vote weighing purposes.


BPK career guestions sessions was a great success

There will be another session this coming Monday (Oct 17)

There may be more sessions in the future!



Photographer delayed one week, and this works good with midterm schedule

Current suggestion is Monday at 11:30 and Friday at 11:30, 2 sessions are ok with photographer.

A new doodle poll will be sent to make sure these times are still ok with new dates, please fill it out.


Fun music BINGO possibility

Need for snacks – BPKSA can help fund a bit maybe (reimburse)


Any other fun social events people want to see happen?

Please contact the BPKSA with your ideas.



The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Megan at 12:20pm in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.  The next meeting will be held on Thursday Oct 20, 2016 at 11:30am in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.