Alumni Engagement

At the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK), one of our most important initiatives is to stay connected with our alumni. If you would like to be more involved with the department, we have provided several opportunities for our 4,000+ alumni, which you can see below. To refresh your memory on BPK, you may read our brief history here.

If you want to connect with BPK, please contact bpkalum@sfu.ca with your comments and feedback and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

SEND A NOTE OF APPRECIATION

If you know a fellow SFU graduate who deserves to be recognized and appreciated, submit a note of appreciation for them on the SFU Alumni Appreciation Project. Write and submit a short message sharing how this graduate has made a difference. Every person who submits a note each month will be entered into a draw for a MasterCard gift card.

BE A GUEST SPEAKER

BPK holds a Careers Day, and Research Day annually, where alumni are welcome to present their work, and network with current BPK students. If you would like to share your experience and expertise with BPK students, be a guest speaker at our events.

BECOME AN EMPLOYER

BPK encourages students to discover and realize their academic, professional and personal goals. Established in 1977/78, our Co-operative Program has grown to consistently support approximately 130 co-op work term placements per year in a wide range of employment areas and geographical location. If you would like to help students obtain work experience before their graduation, you may be interested in taking a BPK Co-op/practicum student for a short-term position at your company, organization or institution. For more information, please visit the BPK Co-op page or contact Darleen Bemister, BPK Co-op Coordinator, at bemister@sfu.ca.

These opportunities offer you the chance to network with other alumni and students, meet your professional and personal goals, and contribute to BPK students’ development and positive experiences. 

DONATE AND SUPPORT BPK

Our department is known for its outstanding and scientifically rigorous curriculum; we have one of the most popular and highly-sought undergraduate programs in the University and one of the strongest programs of its kind in Canada. Our faculty lead well-funded, cutting-edge research across a wide range of biomedical disciplines, and our researchers and graduate students conduct projects not only in well-equipped, state of the art laboratories but also in community centres and nursing homes, hospitals, and communities across the lower mainland and beyond, where they produce information and devices that affect, or have the potential to affect, the lives of people throughout the world.

BPK would be delighted to have our alumni contribute to some of our programs. You can make an online contribution to BPK here, or visit the Support Us page for more information.

JOIN CONTINUING STUDIES

SFU Continuing Studies offers university degrees, non-credit certificates, diplomas, workshops, public lectures, and other programs for those of you with passion for lifelong learning or needs to advance career and academic developments. Rehabilitation and Disability Management is one diploma program offered through Continuing Studies. 


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SFU RESOURCES

SFU provides services and benefits for SFU Alumni, including Career ResourcesAlumni Email Forwarding ServicesAlumni Newsletter, contact with alumni groups around the world, and other ways for alumni to stay connected with the university, faculties and departments.