September 20, 2021 | Digest No. 269


BPK Co-op Info Session - This Week!

The BPK Co-op team is holding an info session on September 22nd from 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM. Students can learn about the Co-op program, meet the team, and hear from Co-op students themselves. Registration is free and currently open at

Optimizing Human Performance at Home: Ergonomics, Human Factors, and Wellbeing Webinar

Join in on the Optimizing Human Performance at Home: Ergonomics, Human Factors, and Wellbeing Webinar hosted by Simon Fraser University Health & Counselling Services and the Association of Canadian Ergonomists.

Date: Friday, September 24th, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PT
Registration is free. Limited Tickets. RSVP through Eventbrite with your SFU email.

In this event, you’ll learn ways to take care of your physical and mental wellbeing. We'll be discussing creative methods to set up your home office and different resources to care for your mental wellbeing. 

We will also have a panel of guest speakers who will speak more on their expertise and knowledge in the world of ergonomics and human factors. Our guest speakers for the event are Anne-Kristina Arnold (Chair of the Occupational Ergonomics Certificate at SFU), Vanessa Christner (Ergonomics Management System Program Manager at SFU), and Manu Nellutla (Chief Executive Officer of the ActSafe Safety Association and Current BC/YK President of ACE).

Please note the following:

  • This event is only open to SFU students, staff, and faculty.
  • Register with your SFU email. The Zoom link will be sent to SFU emails only and will be sent closer to the day of the event.
  • This event will NOT be recorded.

If you have any questions, please email both (Sonya Kung) and (Sarah Chae) who are the co-facilitators for the event.

Go by Bike Week returns Sept. 27 - Oct. 3

Since 2007, Go by Bike Week (formerly known as Bike to Work Week) has motivated 130,000 participants to cycle their daily commute including 20,000 new cyclists

Go by Bike Week is a week-long behaviour change campaign aimed to showcase how resilient cycling is as a mode of transportation. During the week-long event, HUB Cycling encourages people to get out and ride their bikes anywhere and everywhere. Log your trips online at for a chance to win great prizes, track your kilometers, and see how many greenhouse gas emissions you’ve saved. 

This fall, we’re excited to bring back 23 in-person Knowledge HUB stations across Metro Vancouver where participants have a chance to win awesome prizes, get free bike checks, and receive free snacks! We will also see the return of our popular Community Stations hosted by bike-friendly businesses and organizations across Metro Vancouver offering free snacks, giveaways, and bike fixes.

As always, registration for Go by Bike Week is 100% free. You can register as a team, join an existing team, or register solo. Participants can register before or during the event at

PSYC Grad School 101

Date: Tuesday Oct. 5th, 2021
Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm PST
Location: Online via Zoom
Register via Eventbrite here

Thinking about graduate school in Psychology? Curious about what it's like and if it's right for you? Get your questions answered at this online event designed to help you learn more about graduate school in Psychology. The event will feature the Psychology Department's Dr. Alexander Chapman (Clinical), Dr. Timothy Racine (Historical, Quantitative, and Theoretical), Dr. Marlene Moretti (Clinical), as well as Clinical and Experimental Psychology graduate students (Madison Edge Almond and Tiara Cash) who will share their experiences and advice. 

The online event will begin at 4:00pm and will feature a short presentation by each speaker followed by a Q&A portion. Please register on Eventbrite with your SFU email and a Zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the event date. Auto-captioning will be available. The speaker portion of the event will also be recorded.

If you have any questions, please contact us at We hope to see you there!😊

University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB SPPS) Virtual Information Sessions

Join the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB SPPS) for our virtual information sessions! Learn about the application process, admission requirements, academic opportunities and professional experiences as well as the most important factors for considering a career in pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences and why UB SPPS is right for you.

These sessions are intended for high school students, transfer students and PharmCAS applicants and will provide in-depth information regarding our prestigious Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree including our Early Assurance Program along with many other BS, MS and PhD degree opportunities.

Register here to receive your login link: UB SPPS Virtual Information Sessions

At UB SPPS, we blend the intricacies of pharmacy practice with the rigors of the pharmaceutical sciences, graduating the best trained pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists in the country. We offer innovative research programs, world class faculty and an exceptional educational experience, all within a small-school atmosphere. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Admissions Viewbook
Virtual Tours & Chat with Dean's Student Ambassadors

2021 Kin Case Competition

Join us from Nov. 19 to 28 2021
at the 1st national virtual kinesiology event
Kin Case Competition!

The Kinesiology Case Competition is a national competition for students in the third and fourth years of Canadian university kinesiology, human kinetics and physical activity programs.

Up to 24 teams from provinces throughout the country participate in the week-long event. The competition offers participants great opportunities to meet new people and network with practising Kinesiologists, academics, researchers and prominent businesspeople attending the competition either as judges or sponsors. Participants are encouraged to develop cases and then present and defend them. Most importantly, teams should have fun!

Registration period is NOW OPEN

TEAMS: until November 10 2021
SPECTATORS: until November 15 2021

CLICK HERE for details


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.  Log into Science's new Advisor Link with your SFU Computing ID and password and book academic advising appointments online. 

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

BPK Advising hours are as follows:




10am – 11:40am


10am – 11:40am
2pm – 3pm


10am – 11:40am
2pm - 3pm


10am - 11am
2pm – 3:40pm

Zoom Drop-in advising for quick (< 10 minutes) questions

Day Zoom Drop-in
Monday 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Wednesday 3:15pm - 4:15pm

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.caFollow this think for instructions:


Student Learning Commons - Workshops

The Student Learning Commons offers a suite of workshops under the following categories; Learning, Writing, and English as an Additional Language (EAL). Workshops range from 60 to 90 minutes and provide valuable information in engaging formats. Each semester we present a slightly different collection of workshops. You can also search by date in our workshops calendar.

Most Student Learning Commons workshops, including workshop recordings viewed online, are eligible for inclusion on your Co-Curricular Record. To receive Co-Curricular credits, fill out the CCR Reflection Form.

Note: Students cannot receive Co-Curricular (CCR) credits for a workshop if the workshop is already being used to receive academic credit in a course.


Global Connections Program

Be part of the Global Community at SFU! Join the Global Connections Program to take advantage of 1-on-1 and group mentorship opportunities. You will also meet other SFU students through various virtual events and socials during the term. Visit the program website to learn more and register:

Research participant recruitment

Employment Opportunities

Athletic Therapist

Under the direction of the Physiotherapy Manager, the Athletic Therapist is active in the prevention, assessment, and treatment of athletic injuries in the Physiotherapy Clinic and in the varsity sports environment. The incumbent of this position assists in the prevention, assessment and treatment of injuries for athletes in 17 NCAA Division II sports; provides medical support for SFU varsity athletic teams at home and away; provides medical support for visiting teams; participates in providing medical support for other SFU athletic events as necessary; assists in ensuring compliance between clinic policies and NCAA guidelines; participates in the oversight of the student trainer program; assists with summer camps and high school programs; and coordinates high school co-op placements. The Athletic Therapist follows protocol to screen and test for serious injuries, such as concussions, and makes decisions regarding an athlete's treatment and readiness to safely return to activity. The incumbent of this position is also responsible for coordinating pre-season medical testing and ensuring incoming and returning athletes are appropriately covered for medical insurance.

CLICK HERE for details

Opportunity for RA/graduate student

Message from Dr. Chris Napier, Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC:

I am working with a local footwear company (new to the market) that is developing a female-specific running shoe. They have engaged my team to complete a series of research projects to help inform development of the shoe. We have two projects that we are hoping to start as soon as possible and I am recruiting two students/research assistants to help out with these projects. Each would take a lead role with one of the projects and assist on the other one. Both projects would be supervised by me, with input from Dr Max Donelan (SFU) and Dr Allison Ezzat (Latrobe University). I’ve outlined each project briefly below:

1) Qualitative Study on Female-specific Footwear Design

  • Focus group design, involving recreational/elite female runners across the lifespan
  • Primary question: what do women value in a shoe; including structure, performance, materials, colour, etc.
  • Co-led by Dr. Allison Ezzat (Latrobe University), an experienced researcher in qualitative designs

2) White Paper on Performance Running Shoe Design

  • A thorough literature review on the current process of developing performance running shoes
  • To include aspects such as optimal midsole thickness, carbon plate stiffness, overall shoe mass, etc.
  • To consider the effects and opportunities of the above in the development of a female-specific performance running shoe

Ideally, the research assistant could commit 0.4-0.5 FTE (though 1.0 FTE is also an option) for now with the potential to transition to a graduate degree program (Masters or PhD) in January 2022. There is an option to start this position remotely, with an in-person move to Vancouver by January 2022. Both the research assistant and graduate degree would be fully funded commensurate with experience and university compensation levels. Graduate student enrolment at either SFU or UBC is possible.

Dr. Chris Napier  PT, PhD (He, Him, His)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine | Department of Physical Therapy
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
212 - 2177 Wesbrook Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z3 Canada
Phone 604 682 7788 | Cell 604 721 1310 | Fax 604 677 5424 | @runnerphysio

Full Time Kinesiologist - Pro Administration

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Manager of Corporate Occupational Health & Safety, the Kinesiologist is responsible for the development and maintenance of MSIP Programs for all organizations within the Forster’s Group. The kinesiologist will also be responsible for supporting the Pro Administration Services Claims team in the management of Recover At Work Programs for workers suffering an MSI.


  • Member of BACK with good standing
  • Completion of a bachelors in Kinesiology or equivalent
  • A minimum of 1-2 years recent related experience.
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in the utilization of Microsoft Word and Excel.

CLICK HERE for full detail and email Mariam Aziz directly with resume and cover letter.

Behaviour Interventionist Opportunity

Stepping Stones Consultants is an agency seeking individuals interested in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disorders (ADHD/ADD, ODD, GAD, etc.) in the role of a Behaviour Interventionist (BI). The successful candidate will implement a home-based therapy program under the guidance of a Board-Certified Behaviour Consultant (BC). Therapy includes working 1:1 sessions targeting play, academic, social, communication, self-management, and self-care skills.

This position is perfect for those with a background in/goals towards a career in speech-language pathology, education, psychology, social services, rehabilitation sciences, occupational therapy, and the like.

$15 per hour, increasing to $20 per hour after the first 3-month probationary period, with opportunities for raises every 6 months thereafter.  

- Energetic, punctual, patient, and interested in supporting growth in children
- At least 19 years of age
- Have strong communication and play skills
- Able to commit to the position for at least 6 months
- Having your own vehicle is an asset

Experience working with children and/or ABA training is an asset but is not required. If you are interested please contact Carolyn Sorial via email at or via phone at 778-552-3055 with your CV. 

Please note, due to COVID regulations and the nature of this work, BIs will not be able to wear masks unless they are clear in order for their mouths and facial expressions to be fully visible.  


Volunteer Event Directors - motionballU SFU

motionballU SFU is looking for 2 event directors who want to build their leadership skills and develop their resume while getting involved with an important cause. Your role will include organizing and leading a team of about 4-6 members to organize events to raise funds for Special Olympic athletes. Event directors are supported by the national office in Toronto with resources and direction the entire way through the year.  If you would like more information, please visit or please contact

Link to apply as an event director:

Undergraduate Volunteers

Dr. Julian Guttman, a cellular microbiologist in the Department of Biological Sciences is looking for undergraduate student volunteers. Volunteering duties include stocking the lab, autoclaving, cleaning dishes, etc…  The volunteers have to be available for a minimum of 1 hour per week. YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 TO ENTER THE LAB AND MUST ALSO WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES.

If you are interested in these volunteer positions please contact Dr. Guttman’s volunteer coordinator, Kaitlin Bruzzini, at

Fraser Health Crisis Line Volunteer Opportunity

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Why not start now!

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity,the first step is to review the information on our website and then attend a Zoom Information Session. Please go to and click on Get Involved -> I Want to Volunteer -> Crisis Line. Here you will find the dates and Zoom links for the up-coming sessions.

Many volunteers report that their Crisis Line experience was significant in helping them reach their educational and/or career goals, including acceptance into Graduate Programs, Policing, Medical School, E-Comm 911, Social Work, Mental Health and related fields. Volunteers also tell us that they find the Crisis Line to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, as they are truly making a difference.



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.