Minutes – September 8, 2016

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 8, 2016



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


In Attendance:

Megan, Bryan, Meghan, Erina, Joanne, Jordan, Ran


Open Issues:


1) BPK 101

-this event is tomorrow, if you are free anytime between 2:15-4:30pm please come by to meet the first years and show them how awesome BPK is!

-finalized schedule:

2:15-2:30 pm: Registration (BPK Seminar Room) 

-have not sent out a registration link so we will just do it at the door, will ask for the student’s name, SFU email and how they heard about us

-Erina will create a sign that directs people towards the seminar room that will be posted in the main intersection where the BPK Main office and Co-op offices are

-once they register we will give them a piece of paper that asks them “What is the most intimidating part about coming to SFU?”

-they will put this in a box and we will read them over so that at the end of the day we can address them to ensure we covered all concerns and if not they can be addressed then, it will also be a good way to show others that many people have similar worries/fears as they do, will be a good example for in class when they are afraid to ask a question – chances are a lot of people have the same question!

-will also give them a small sheet of paper with the following questions: “What’s your name? What high school did you graduate from? What classes are you taking this semester? What are you looking forward to the most this semester?”

-will use these during introductions so this will give them time to prepare their answers so they don’t feel put on the spot

-will also give them a door prize raffle ticket to be held at the end of the event

2:30-2:35 pm: Migrate for Scavenger Hunt (Anatomy Lab)

-once each student is registered we will walk them over to the anatomy lab so that they can relax and explore in here while we wait for everyone to arrive

2:35-3:25 pm: Scavenger Hunt 

-once here we will give them a bit of an introduction and overview of the day so they know what to expect, the BPKSA members will then introduce themselves and then we will go around the room so the students can as well

-will then divide them into teams depending on how many students turn up and will start the scavenger hunt

-Garveen, Megan, Joanne, Erina and Ran will be positioned in the anatomy lab and in the hallway downstairs to monitor the hunt and answer any questions the students may have

3:25-3:30 pm: Migrate for Career Development Workshop 
3:30-4:00 pm: Career Development Workshop (AQ 3149) 

-during this part we will tally the points to see who the winning team is, they will get Renaissance Coffee gift cards and possibly BPKSA clothing

4:00-4:05 pm: Migrate for Speaker Series (AQ 3149) 
4:05-4:30 pm: Speaker Series (Diana Bedoya & Brent Flodin) 
4:30 pm: Wrap-up + Snacks 

-after the Speaker Series we will go over the papers in the box filled in by the students, give out the prize to the winning team, will also draw for the door prize (BPKSA clothing)

-the snacks (granola bars, brownies, fruit snacks, juice boxes) will be put out at this point too

-the students will also fill in a quick feedback form before they leave that asks:

-Did you enjoy the event? (scale of 1-5)

-Was the event informative? (scale of 1-5)

-Any questions left unanswered?

-Any suggestions for this event next year?


2) BPK Kickoff

-next Thurs Sept 15th

-will talk about this in more detail at the meeting next week, but if you are available to help out between 12:30-3:15ish please come down!

-we will start off at the Welcome Back BBQ which begins at 11:30am (registration for the kickoff will start around 12:30pm); please make sure to register for the BBQ and bring two toonies for Terry!

-SFU Rec & Physio as well as both labs (CV Physiology and Neuromuscular Mechanics) are confirmed for tours

-the swag bags will be ready for this event


3) Clubs Days

-happening next week (Sept 13-15th) and we will be setting up a table because this is an important time to recruit new members!
-we will try and hold a meeting this Monday so that we can sort out the club’s day table as well as Kickoff à Megan will send out a Doodle poll for this so please fill in your availability


4) Fall Meetings

-we currently have someone running for every position except for External Relations Officer à if you are interested please email Garveen (bpksa@sfu.ca)

-elections will be held during the week of Sept 19th – 23rd , date TBD

-we need to establish our meeting time for the Fall, Megan will send out a separate Doodle poll for this so please fill in your weekly availability!




The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Megan at 12:20pm in the BPK Graduate Students Lounge. The next meeting time is TBD, please check your email for this!