Minutes – May 12, 2017
Friday, May 12th, 2017
The meeting of the BPKSA was called to order at 11:33am by Megan in the BPK Conference Room (K9622).
Emily B, Brandon, Jimmy, Matthew, Alam, Ningning, Jaskarn, Erina, Megan, Parham
Mini-Election for Executive Positions for Summer 2017
The results of the mini-election are as follows:
Promotional Coordinator: Brandon
External Relations Officer: Emily B
SFSS Council Rep: Ningning
Brandon will set-up a new communication platform (Slack) for executive members by next meeting.
There was unanimous decision to continue summer meetings on Fridays at 11:30-12:20.
Location will be confirmed at a later time.
Please sign up to volunteer at the table: (http://doodle.com/poll/wmtig7ue9kui7nkr)
Items to include at the table: Banner, Posters, Sign for meeting times for semester, Sign-up sheet for membership, Brochures, Tablecloth, Business cards, Pins and pens, COOP and BPK stand-up banner, Clothing?
Walk to Fight Arthritis
1km and 5km walk to raise funds for arthritis research
Event on Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Discussion to be continued after Club Days in regards to whether to sign-up for a BPK team
Partnership with The Princeton Review
Unanimous decision to continue partnership with The Princeton Review
SFU Info Evening
BPK is looking for a BIF major to volunteer as a BIF rep for the event at the BPK table
The event is on May 25th, 2017 from 5-8pm
A light meal will be served in the pub at 3:30 for volunteers
Display table set up by 4:30
Ningning and Crystal expressed interest and will be in touch with Sophie
Student Mental Health
Update from the departmental KIN rep about the recent discussions held at
departmental meetings about student mental health and well-being
Sub-committee would like feedback on drafted proposals to address this concern in BPK Points mentioned include:
Would students feel they would a. Benefit and b. Attend a mentorship program with alumnus mentors?
How can we improve the current existing mentorship program between senior students and first year students?
Communal space for BPK students
Having a communal space for undergrads was a big topic last
meeting. We have some ideas to improve the overall BPK dept space and undergrad space.
Navigating and setting realistic plans and expectations
Academic planning – BPK 101 was a start. Can we do more?
Career planning – making a backup plan etc. Would students
benefit from transparent alumni/grad statistics from BPK?
Personal planning – time management, promoting importance of
taking care of physical, mental, social health etc.
Best Practices for professors and teaching faculty
SFU has a healthy campus community initiative with many
suggestions to professors to help better student experience:
Can we pick what the most useful ideas are from this list, from a
The feedback from BPKSA members were in favour of the drafted proposed
Science Peer Mentorship Program
Update from Parham about the SFSS and Faculty of Science’s plan to start a
faculty of Science-wide peer mentorship program
More information can be found for
-potential mentors at www.tinyurl.com/supmp
-potential mentees at www.tinyurl.com/supmm
Thank you Megan!
This meeting was officially our acting President, Megan’s last day
Thank you for all you have done for the BPKSA and the BPK community
The meeting of the BPKSA was adjourned by Megan at 12:31pm in the BPK Conference room. The next meeting will be held on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 11:30pm and the location is TBD.