Minutes – September 12, 2016

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association

Meeting Minutes

Monday, September 12, 2016



The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 1:30pm by Megan in the BPK Graduate Students Lounge.


In Attendance:

Omid, Lisa, Bader, Jordan, Megan, Ran, Joanne, Erina


Open Issues:


1) Welcome Back BBQ

-is this Thurs Sept 15th from 11:30am – 1:00pm in the BPK Courtyard

-make sure you register (link for WebSurvey can be found here mid-way down the page http://www.sfu.ca/bpk/weeklydigest/20160912.html)

-also remember your two toonies for Terry donation!


2) BPK Kickoff

-is also this Thursday Sept 15th but from 12:00-3:15pm

-here is the schedule:

12:00 – 12:30 – Registration in the BPK Conference Room

-students will register on one of our laptops (name, SFU email) and will receive the BPK Kickoff booklet Lisa has created!

-BPKSA members will then shuttle the students down to the BBQ so they can have lunch and play the Bingo game that’s in the booklet so they are encouraged to talk to profs

-conference room booked for the entire event so students can leave their backpacks here (if they have to leave partway through encourage them to keep bags with them)

12:30 – 12:40 – Opening Speaker (Darleen)

-Megan has confirmed with Darleen and she is able to give a brief intro to the students

12:40 – 12:50 – Move to the big field between the upper bus loop and the AQ

12:50 – 1:10 – Icebreakers

-will do a quick round of introductions where everyone says their name & year of study

-will then play Ninja and Zip Zap Zop

1:10-1:15 Commute to Lorne Davies Building for SFU Physiotherapy and SFU Rec presentations

-Tanya has confirmed for SFU Physio and Nick has confirmed for SFU Rec

-each will talk on what the facility has to offer and how students can get involved

1:15 – 1:35 Presentation 1

1:35 – 1:40 Rotate Groups

1:40 – 2:00 Presentation 2

2:00 – 2:10 Commute to the KIN Building for lab tours (CV Lab & Neuromuscular Mechanics)

-both labs have confirmed; each will give a brief talk on what types of research goes on in the lab, grad students or undergrads will be present to talk about their current research or past research, demos may be given as well

2:10 – 2:30 Lab tour 1

2:30 – 2:35 Rotate Groups

2:35 – 2:55 Lab tour 2

2:55 – 3:15: Wrap Up & Swag Bags (with Frisbees!)

-take students back to the conference room to collect the swag bags (if the students came to BPK 101 they will just get the Frisbee this time)

-we will look over their Bingo sheets and award the winner a BPK clothing prize

-will also distribute Feedback Forms (will use the same template as the BPK 101 forms)

-Volunteers for the day:

-Garveen, Megan, Omid, Jordan, Ran for registration

-Garveen, Omid, Jordan, Ran, Megan can lead the tours (or at least part of the tours as some have to go off to class)

-Garveen, Megan, Omid for swag bag distribution and Feedback Forms

-Erina & Bader can help out as their schedule permits too


3) BPK 101

-we had 28 students attend!!

-winning scavenger hunt team of 6 each got $5 Starbucks gift cards and Darleen gave us two BPK bags for the two door prizes we handed out

-every student received BPK swag bags, they were just missing Frisbees so these will be handed out at Kickoff

– Had students fill out “What is the most intimidating part about coming to SFU?” and we had Diana and Brent address these concerns during the speaker series

-Common themes:

-Exams, making friends, loneliness, time management/finding a balance, volume of coursework, knowing where to access help, where to study, size of lecture halls

-Other concerns:

-walking into class late, needing to go to the washroom during class, transferring into BPK, romance!

-21 students filled out the Feedback form:

-Did you enjoy the event? (4.71 / 5) (all responses were 4 or 5)

-Was the event informative (4.67 / 5) (all responses were 4 or 5)

-Do you have any questions left unanswered?

-One specific question about how to cater your major towards a career in nutrition.

-“Twas lit”

-One student wanted to learn more about co-op and asked when to apply?

            -Do you have any suggestions for this event next year?

-“Twas lit”

-Longer if possible! Sad that it ended so fast.

-Keep it just as fun, very well put together.

-More tours of labs.

-More info about BPKSA

-4 comments about having more games, some said more icebreaker/name games (one made the comment they didn’t know everyone’s name still), one suggested an activity involving the whole group (not just teams) so you had the chance to interact with everyone, one said make the scavenger hunt longer

-overall we had a great turnout and great feedback! Seems like students want the event to have more of a Frosh-like feel so next year should include more games and icebreakers

-after Kickoff this week we will email the students who attended each event to thank them for coming out and invite them to attend BPKSA meetings throughout the semester


4) Clubs Days

-unfortunately there were no tables left when we went to book

-instead we can book AQ tables in the next few weeks and advertise the BPKSA there

-will also look at ways we can promote the BPKSA/reach out to students at the next few meetings


5) Elections

-will be held next Thursday September 22nd at 11:30am, room TBD!

-we still are looking for someone to run for the position of Secretary, please email Garveen/Megan at bpksa@sfu.ca if you are interested!




The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Megan at 1:20pm in the BPK Graduate Students Lounge. The next meeting time is Thursday, September 22nd at 11:30am, the room is TBD – please check your email for this!