BPKickoff Poster 2015

Will you be attending SFU as a new student or transfer student this fall? Are you curious about what a degree in BPK can do for you? Do you like free food and meeting new people? If you answered yes to any of these questions then clear your schedules on September 24th for the THIRD ANNUAL BPKickoff!!

We, the BPKSA (Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Student Association), are excited to invite you to attend our own personal version of orientation! The day is packed with BPK related activities that will give you the inside scoop on how to get the most out of your degree…all for FREE!

Everyone attending will be placed into small clans which are paired up with a member of the BPKSA as their clan leader. Clan leaders will stay with you all day to help answer any questions you may have. This event includes: a campus tour of BPK related stops, tours of a handful of SFU BPK research labs and a BBQ lunch (Two toonies for Terry)! The schedule and descriptions of the different stops on the tours are located below.

Register here!

Come meet us in the Convo Mall at 11:30!



Thursday September 24th
10:45 AM – 10:55 AM Registration in Convo Mall
10:55 AM – 11:05 AM Travel Time to First Stop of SFU Tour
11:05 AM – 11:25 AM Presentation #1
11:25 AM – 11:35 AM Rotate Groups
11:35 AM – 11:55 AM Presentation #2
11:55 AM – 12:05 PM Travel Time
12:05 PM – 12:25 PM Lab Tour #1
12:25 PM – 12:30 PM Rotate Groups
12:30 PM – 12:50 PM Lab Tour #2
12:50 PM – 1:30 PM BBQ



You will be given a BPK Passport its your guide to the event, and even to your first year! It includes a schedule of the events, a map of campus with important BPK related places highlighted, descriptions of the campus and lab tour stops, and tips on how to survive your first year.


This isn’t the typical campus tour that most of you have probably already been on…this is the BPK version! There are four main stops that will have short presentations providing you with information on how to get involved with opportunities perfect for someone in BPK. They include:


Volunteering in the weight room, becoming a lifeguard or fitness instructor and more are the opportunities SFU REC has to offer. More information can be found here.





Preventative taping for athletes, supplying first aid care and assisting physiotherapists on diagnosis and treatment of injuries are some of the tasks volunteers do. More information can be found here.




Work with multiple teams by supervising and instructing athletes on training and developing in their sport. Time spent in the classroom will also help develop knowledge on athlete development and performance. More information can be found here.






During the second day of Orientation the world of research at SFU will be introduced to you during lab tours. Members of each of the labs will give you a brief rundown of the research that goes on and how you can get involved. The labs are the:


Lead by Dr. Victoria Claydon, the cardiovascular physiology group focuses on cardiovascular function and dysfunction from an integrative perspective, including molecular and systems physiology. Some of their specific research areas include autonomic dysfunction (e.g spinal cord injury and chronic hypoxia exposure), cardiac arrhythmia, and syncope.

  More information about the lab can be found here.



mcpgLead by Drs. Thomas Claydon, Mark Paetzel, Peter Ruben, Glen Tibbits, and Edgar Young, this lab studies the molecular and cellular processes of the heart during cardiac excitation and excitation-contraction coupling. You will be toured through Damon Porburko’s Lab, who studies calcium signalling and vascular smooth muscle contraction.  More information about the lab can be found here





Lead by Dr. Stephen Robinovitch, this lab studies and utilizes biomechanics to develop new techniques to prevent disability and injury. The goal of this lab is to study and establish a better understanding of the risk factors that lead to injury and mobility impairment. Most of their projects involve quantitative measures of human movement dyanmics along with computer-based models . More information about the lab can be found here.

If you have any questions or concerns email us at bpksa@sfu.ca. See you there!





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