Minutes – September 29, 2016

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Text in red is important considerations that apply to all BPK students

(like the crib notes on areas where YOU can help or participate!)


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

In Attendance:

Megan, Jordan, Bader, Meghan, Jaskarn, Crystal, Ran, Joanne, Erina, Alam, Aaron, Brian, Arashdip, Omid.

Open Issues:

Alam brought to attention the Healthy Campus Community Initiative and how The BPKSA can utilize them to create support for each other.

Alam provided Counsel report:

– AGM will be held 3:00 Sept 30.

– Internal organizations that provide food, should also provide ingredients and allergens in the food.

– Discussion of Epipens to be placed in safe spots around university.

– Discussion of Burnaby mountain Oil tank expansion, and safety.

BPK career advising drop in hours Monday Oct 3 2-4pm, and Oct 17 2-4pm.

Terry fox run tomorrow! Please sign up, new website signup method, instructions on BPK website, or just google the run, then follow the prompts.

BPK outreach – We Missed Clubs days, but a BPKSA table has been booked for next Tuesday and Wednesday for all day (Oct 4&5th). The location will be the large hallway of AQ where many first year lectures are held. We will be asking people via doodle poll to sign up to attend the table between 9am – Noon. Please anybody feel free to sign up, even if your inexperienced! What to put out: clothing sale, sign, information pamphlets (co-op, programs, etc.), peer mentorship program advertisement, revamp the course rating chart and show it off, Star trace machine.

Career days discussed:

Date to be hosted host discussed – leaning towards the Thursday Jan 19th.

Guest Speaker requests – Med, physio therapist, cardiac perfusionist, kinesiologist, exercise physiologists

Guest Speaking Recent Grads – Invite people who are currently accepted into new post grad programs or fields. If you know somebody who may be able to come, please email us!

Heads up, Kin week is coming up on Nov 14th. Speaker is booked. There is founding of $500 for an event that we need to start planning that will happen the same week.


Erina motioned to reimburse BPK department $25 for email renewal account fee.

Jordan seconded; motion unanimously approved.


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 6, 2016 at 11:30am in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.