Minutes – Jan 26, 2017
The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 11:30am by Megan in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge.
Megan, Jordan, Emily, Joanne, Arash, Brian, Omid, Bader, Brandon, Jaskarn, Aaron, Erin, Crystal, Erina, Brandon, Karah, Darleen.
BPK Research Day Committee
The Committee is looking for students to sit in on meetings and help plan Research Day being held on March 31st
Next meeting is on Wed (18th) at 9:00 am
Please arrange attendance and learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning of march is possible dates – will look into times on Monday
Tony will arrange dates with other Profs
Basketball (possible alternatives: kickball, ultimate Frisbee, handball) and Dodgeball and Soccer
High school spring break march 13 -24th (cannot do it during this time, to not interfere with prof schedules)
Will look into booking gym between march 6-10, or 27-30th
Kin Games wants to help create a fundraiser for jumpstart. People attending kin cup can donate sports equipment or money.
Head coach student of Kin Games came to discuss possible fundraiser event for jumpstart integrated into kin cup.
May operate strictly by donation or sell water and snacks.
Careers in BPK debrief
Attendance: 95 pre-registered, 71 showed up, and 18 at door = 99 attendance
Lab tours 20 attendance
Discussed improvements for next year:
We should start advertising the event before the winter break to give students enough time to book the night off from work.
Placement of event had pros and cons, But Saywall hall was decided to be a better option for future years.
ASB option for future year: squish all tables in front of staircase, and rent out room to the side to put food tables inside.
BPK neuroscience felt that their discipline was underrepresented. We will discuss ideas for presenters that could be invited next year with them.
Tables: good amount of tables, but some were under-attended.
Speakers: giving the option of a PowerPoint would be a good idea. Dietetics used one and it was very effective.
Anybody who took picture or video at the event, please send it to
Bpk_engage@sfu.ca can use them for future promotion
Crystal has volunteered to write an article on the careers in BPK event to be published in The Pulse.
BPK Clubs Days
New record of new signups
New members have already shown up to this meeting!
Aaron won star trace
We could send out a web survey asking what designs are most popular
Please give feedback to what designs you have seen and liked
If we decided fast, we could take advantage of kin games placing a large order
We could order some of the classic, and historically popular designs
Anatomy pub night
BPKSA wants to host a pub night
If you are interested in helping organize, talk to Jordan
This event will be a good opportunity to create socialization within the BPK community
This coming Tuesday
There will be alumni speaking their experience through the program
All sorts of rehab science programs will be talked about
Food will be provided
Oztrekk lunch or dinner
BPK group invited to meet with Oztrekk over lunch or dinner
Paid for by Oztrekk
Date is still undecided
The Princeton review
This provides practices tests and courses for graduate school admission tests
50% off for 3 elected execs, $400 for all other BPK members
10 minimum members to register
We could host team BPKSA
Hosted on April 23rd
Early registration is $32 for students
We could apply for a grant to help subsidize students who wish to sign up
Emily voted in as new secretary
Brian voted in as new treasurer
The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Megan at 2:00 pm in the BPK Graduate Student Lounge. The next meeting will be held Feb 2th at 1:00pm in the BPK grad lounge!