June 14, 2021 | Digest No. 255


BPK June 2021 Convocation Celebration

June 2021 BPK Graduands!

The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology will be hosting an online celebration prior to the SFU virtual convocation ceremony on Monday, June 28th at 3:10pm. Hear from professors and fellow graduates, win prizes, and celebrate your achievements at the BPK Convocation Celebration! BPK will celebrate together on Zoom before the Convocation ceremony for a fun, interactive celebration. Please join us, along with your friends and family!

Time: Monday, June 28 at 3:10 - 3:40 p.m. PT
Location: Zoom Meeting

* Make sure to register and join us for a chance to win a door prize, the SFU Alumni prize pack valued at $200 (sponsored by SFU Alumni Association and Alumni Relations office)

* BPK grad photo contest! Show us the creative ways you are celebrating your convocation and win prize! Details on BPK Instagram @sfubpk

BPK Information Sessions

Wondering about how to prepare for your first year in the department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology programs? We have two info sessions tailored to our specific programs: One for Biomedical physiology and Kinesiology programs and one for Behaviour Neuroscience program. Choose one that you are interested or join us for both if you would like.


Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Info Session

Welcome to the department of BPK! Wondering about how to prepare for your first year in the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology programs? Attend the upcoming Zoom info session.

Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Registration Link:

*Zoom session link will be provided upon registration.

Behavioural Neuroscience Info Session

Want to learn more about our Behavioural Neuroscience program? Attend the upcoming Zoom session designed to prepare students for the first year of studies and give an overview of the internal transfer process to our program.

Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Registration Link:

*Zoom session link will be provided upon registration.

SFU Pre-Vet Club Icebreaker and Games Night

The SFU Pre-Vet Club will be hosting an Icebreaker and Games Night on Wednesday, June 16th at 8pm PST on the club's Discord server! Join us for a night of fun games and connect with fellow pre-vet students and animal lovers at SFU! If you aren’t already a part of our Discord server, follow the link below to join. For event registration, fill out the quick registration survey below by June 14th at 12pm PST. 

Discord Server Registration:

Event Registration:

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Actuarial Science info session

WHAT: Actuarial Science Info Session
WHEN: Wednesday, June 23 @ 3:30 pm PST

Did you know:

  • “Actuary” is consistently listed among the top jobs to hold in North America, with great pay and excellent growth prospects?
  • SFU is a recognized Center of Actuarial Excellence, with a thriving actuarial science program that can launch YOU into this exciting career?
  • An actuarial major can be paired with a wide range of other majors/minors, so you can pursue multiple interests AND set yourself apart on the job market?

Join us for a virtual info session on June 23rd to find out why you should consider adding a major in actuarial science to your academic plan, and what being a student in this program is like. 

Presentation: 3:30-3:55 pm
Q&A with faculty and students: 3:55-4:20 pm (optional)

Please register at

***To enjoy full functionality, please make sure you have the latest version of Zoom installed before attending. To know if you need an update, open the Zoom Desktop Client, click on your Profile Picture in the top right corner, and click on 'Check for updates'.


Study Hall @ Home

Are you feeling isolated working alone in this remote learning environment? Is it more difficult than ever to stay focused and motivated? Are your best time management efforts being put to the test? 

Study Hall @ Home will provide you with a dedicated time and space to work in a supported environment alongside other students.

Students are welcome to join other students in a supportive virtual space during these dedicated study times (more times expected for the Fall term):

Mondays 6-8pm
Thursdays 11am-1pm

During the sessions, Writing & Learning Peer Educators, and Science & Math Peer Tutors are on hand to introduce a new study and learning tip and to provide academic support and referrals at students' request. Students may register for upcoming sessions here.

BPK Peer Mentor Applications Open


Hope you are well. The pandemic has effectively flattened a lot of opportunities for social engagement. However, in spite of this, the BPK Peer Mentorship program has been at its strongest over the five years I've been a part of the program. While this is definitely due to the exec team, past year's mentors, and BPK and Faculty of Science staff, we hope to keep improving and sustaining BPK PM in future years.

As such, under the guidance of Nathan and Ryan as its new co-directors, the exec team and I invite you to apply towards being a BPK Peer Mentor:

Please click and complete the application on this websurvey, by June 16th.

More info can be found here, but essentially, a BPK Peer Mentor will undergo summer training (up to 15 hours) and be assigned 1 - 3 BPK mentees, or BPK-major intended students in their first (transfer) year at SFU. In getting to know other mentors, helping someone once in your shoes, and sharing your stories and understandings, we hope that you can also add to the BPK community in future endeavours, through BPK PM.

Feel free to ask questions at, and thank you for reading this.

Well wishes,
Victor and BPK PM Exec Team

COVID Assistance and Remote Engagement Support (CARES)

COVID has created many challenges, and if you need to self-isolate, our new CARES Program is here to help support you. Offered in partnership with Fraser International College, CARES is available for students who need to self-isolate up until March 31st, 2021.

Full details here.


We know that COVID-19 has made life complicated – and frankly, super stressful. This is why the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue created, a resource for young Canadians which includes clear info and resources about all aspects of life (Income + JobsSupport & More!) during this crisis. We hear you, and #wegotchu

COVID-19 Information

*The BC Government’s official COVID-19 response app. The latest updates, resources, symptom tracking, and self-assessment.

*The Federal Government of Canada official Covid-19 response page.  The latest updates, prevention & risk, self-assessment tool, information for preparation & more.

Information On SFU'S Response to Covid-19
Your best resource – for students, staff & faculty:  SFU’s COVID-19 FAQ.  If you have a question about SFU’s response that is not covered in the FAQ, please email it to   The team will work to get you an answer. If you have an organization-wide addition to the FAQs, please email your suggestion to Angela at      

Health & Counselling
Comprehensive health services, including COVID-19 & Mental Wellness found here

* Faculty & Staff support

Stay safe and continue to support each other!

Academic announcements

Academic Resource Links

*  Exchange Students Covid-19
refer here for more information.

* Remote Study & Work

* Comprehensive Student Support (Grades, Withdrawals, Advising, student services, International Students, Available Resources, Financial, Co-op and more)

Academic Advising

***  All in-person advising is cancelled.  Remote advising will continue via phone.  Please include a contact Phone Number in the "description" when booking appointments through the website. 

**  Please have Academic Transcripts on-hand for appointments.  Follow this think for instructions:

BPK Advising hours are as follows:




10am – 11:40am


10am – 11:40am
2pm – 3pm


10am – 11am
2pm - 3pm


10am - 11am
2pm – 3:40pm


10am - 11am

*Please Note: When booking an appointment always make sure you are looking at the correct dates. Click "go to this week" to make sure you are on the current week.

If you are not available for drop-in times, or are unable to make an appointment, you may contact the academic advisor here. When contacting the advisor, please always include your full first and last name, your student number, and attach your advising transcript. Download your advising transcript from your student centre at go.sfu.caUnder Academics select Other Academic... and choose Transcript: Advising.


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Learn more about degrees and programs by exploring the new 2021 Viewbook


Research participant recruitment

Employment Opportunities

Job opportunities at Black Tusk - a Research Group

Black Tusk Research Group is a Site Management Organization (SMO) located in downtown Vancouver that specializes in operating clinical research for hospital-based investigators. Click each Job title below for details:

All questions/inquiries should be sent to:

Electroneurophysiology (ENP) Technologist

Kootenay Lake Hospital is looking for an EMG technologist for its Electromyography Clinic

The position is based in Nelson and is for 0.9 FTE, with alternate Fridays off.

Application link and job description:


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DISCLAIMER: The Department of BPK is forwarding these opportunities as we receive them, however we strongly encourage you to research and obtain information regarding the reputation of organizations, the terms and conditions of employment or service, as well as to understand your rights and responsibilities. The Department does not endorse any specific individuals, organizations, products, programs or services. If you have questions on the above please contact If you see any suspicious postings or hiring practices, please notify us immediately.