February 22, 2022 | Digest No. 289


The BPK Research Day 2022

The BPK Research Day Organizing Committee is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 12th Annual BPK Research Day! The event will be held Friday April 8rd, 2022 as a hybrid event. Research day is an opportunity to showcase the excellent research in our department. If you have been involved in research within BPK at the graduate or undergraduate level, we invite you to submit an abstract to be considered for a poster, 3-minute thesis, or a student oral presentation. You are welcome to submit  research at various stages of completion, including proposed research, in-progress research, and completed research. Please note that abstract submissions are due on Monday February 28th, 2022 at 11:59pm

Registration & abstract submission:

More information here:

SFU+UVic: Jobs and Volunteer Expo 2022

SFU + UVic: Jobs & Volunteer Expo is almost here! Meet over 80 exhibitors this spring to learn about opportunities to broaden your horizons! Register using our Eventbrite today:

Not sure what to look for? Filter employers based on your skills—including teamwork, data analysis, intercultural competencies, and many more.

Prepping for the expo? We have you covered! Mark your calendars.

  • Feb 28–Mar 4: Student workshops and sessions to help you navigate the fair
  • Mar 9–Mar 10: West Coast Virtual Fair

Find out more information, including a list of attending exhibitors, check out

Washington State University: Sport Management Graduate Program Info Session

The Sport Management Graduate Program is hosting an info session on February 28, 2022 at 3:00 PM Pacific Time via Zoom. Students can register for the event by completing this form.

UBC Pre Med Diversity Symposium 2022

The UBC Pre-Med Diversity Symposium is an annual faculty-sponsored event designed to encourage people from all walks of life to apply to medical school. This event is tailored to potential applicants who may face additional barriers to applying for medical school for reasons that may include, but are not limited to, having a non-science background, applying later in life, being a parent or caregiver, financial or personal hardship, or belonging to a demographic underrepresented in medicine (Indigenous, rural, living with a disability or chronic illness, LGBTQ2S+, etc.).This event will provide an overview of the application process, the available support throughout the process, the student perspective, and an opportunity to ask all your questions regarding UBC medical school and the application process.

Event details:

What: Faculty speakers, student speakers, and small group Q&A with medical students. 
Date: Sat. Mar. 5, 2022
Time: 10am - 1pm

RSVP receive Zoom link:
Join the Facebook event:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at

FREE MCAT EVENTS - The Princeton Review

Are you thinking about applying to Medical School? The Princeton Review has got some upcoming virtual events that would be perfect for you!

Virtual Mock MCAT Day
Join The Princeton Review for a free practice MCAT on Saturday, March 5th, 2022, from 9am-4:30 pm. You will be virtually proctored by one of their awesome campus reps! After the test, you will get free access to a detailed, interactive score report.

Virtual Medical School Symposium
In addition, The Princeton Review will be hosting a virtual Medical School Symposium on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, from 6-9 pm PST.

This exciting event includes:
· Overview of the application process to medical school
· Strategy Session for the MCAT
· Q&A panel of med students and med school graduates

To register for both events, please visit:

Call 1-800-273-8439, ext. 5293.

Social Data Analytics 2022 Speaker Series

Join SFU’s Social Data Analytics program for a four-part speaker series on March 1st, 9th, and 16th at SFU Burnaby campus (Halpern 126) and on April 11th at SFU Harbour Centre campus (Room 1400).

Register for the first talk with Patrick Baylis (UBC) on “Assessing the impacts of environment hazards with text analysis” (Tuesday, March 1, 12:30-2:30 PM).

Learn more and register for the other talks in the series here.

2022 Wonder Women Networking Evening

Calling all women in STEM!

Whether you’re studying STEM, curious about it, or just looking to grow your professional network: The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) and Science World are thrilled to invite you to our Wonder Women Networking Event!

Last year, we went virtual (read all about it here) and we’re heading back online for 2022. The event takes place on Wednesday, March 9 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm PST.

This event is designed specifically for university students, early career professionals, and those considering a career change, who are looking to learn more about working and succeeding as a woman in the STEM fields.

And that’s where the “Women Women” come in! They are a diverse group of mentors thriving in STEM careers, who have signed up to share their stories and expertise with the next generation of STEM leaders: you!

We’ll be using a virtual meeting platform and smaller “rooms” for a few rounds of networking between attendees and Wonder Women. Each room will be hosted by two Wonder Women in the same field, and attendees will be assigned to rooms based on the fields they are interested in.

For more info and registration, please visit:

Tickets are $10 for General Admission and $5 for SCWIST Members.

CIHR Institute of Aging Research Community Engagement Session

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging is currently working on a renewed Strategic Plan and are looking forward to releasing it in mid-2022. We have been listening carefully to priorities for research on aging over the past year and would now like to hear specifically from the research community on research to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults. 

Join us for an overview of key research priorities for the coming years and engage in a discussion on your thoughts and needs for the future of research on aging in Canada. 

Please register by selecting one of four date options: CIHR Institute of Aging Research Community Engagement Session.

Note that the session on March 17, 2022 is a bilingual session with simultaneous interpretation provided.

2022 Pharmacy Summer Institute

Monday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 13, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Held on the historic University at Buffalo South Campus

Now in its seventh year, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy Summer Institute is an enrichment program for motivated high school and college students that expands knowledge of the many exciting career pathways in the professions of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. 

Our unique program incorporates active participation in a wide range of learning experiences including:

  • Admissions Planning and Academic Advising: Get tips and guidance on how to prepare for your education and career in pharmacy practice and/or research.
  • Career Discovery: Learn about the diverse job opportunities for pharmacists.
  • Research Opportunities: Visit our research labs and meet with faculty in clinical and basic sciences.
  • Building Tours: Explore our internationally recognized community of healing, learning and discovery.
  • Meet Us: Network with real-world practitioners, researchers and current UB PharmD students.
  • Activities and Live Demos: Observe pharmacy skills and techniques, such as patient counseling and compounding.

Applications for our 2022 Pharmacy Summer Institute open March 1 and close May 1

More informaiton here.


EIM Canada Survey: Lifestyle Behaviours in Canadian Post-Secondary Students

You are invited to participate in a study examining the lifestyle behaviours of Canadian post-secondary students. Data collected from this study will be used to examine lifestyle behaviors, and determine how resources can be improved to better meet the needs of post-secondary students across Canada. The survey is led by Jonathan Fowles and Nicholas Bray at Acadia University. This study is geared towards better understanding undergrad and graduate student's lifestyle habits, based on the 24-hour movement guidelines. To be eligible to participate in this study, you must be: 1) 18 years of age or older; 2) able to read and write in English; 3) be enrolled in a post-secondary program at a Canadian University. 

More information and participation here.

Simon Fraser University Science Undergraduate Research Journal – Call for Submissions

The SFU Science Undergraduate Research Journal goal is to promote undergraduate student research with a chance to have it published. We are currently accepting manuscript submissions and the deadline for submissions is on February 28th, 2022, at 11:59pm. More information here:

The Bertha Rosenstadt National Undergraduate Research Conference in Kinesiology and Physical Education

At this annual conference, undergraduate students have the opportunity to present literature reviews, critiques, term papers and findings from research projects. This is a multidisciplinary conference that includes topics from exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, coach education, motor learning and control, exercise and sport psychology, philosophy, history and sociology of sport. Students submit an abstract and are given 10 minutes to present their papers to peers and faculty. Awards of recognition will be given to the best presentation in each area.

The 2022 conference will take place on April 1, 2022.


Presenters and participants can submit their abstracts and register for the conference by completing the online registration form. Deadline: March 11, 2022 at

Study Hall @ Home

Study Hall @ Home is a supportive virtual space hosted by Peer Educators who are available to provide students with study tips, academic support, and resources. Students can drop in for as long as they like, or stay the whole time. The Study Hall is open on Wednesday morning from 9-11am and Friday evenings from 6-8pm. Students can register here:

Science Peer Tutoring Returns for Spring 2022

Have questions about your general 1st/2nd year science courses? Need help on your assignments and upcoming midterms? The Science Peer Tutors are back virtually to help! Check out the Spring 2022 schedule, starting on Tuesday, January 18, and how you can enroll here:

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

BPK 343 and BPK 482 Enrolment Information

SFU is required by law to ensure that every student registered in a practicum that involves working with children or vulnerable adults undergoes a CRRA Criminal Record Check. The University must submit consent forms with payment to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. SFU is prohibited by law to permit students to work with children or vulnerable adults without a CRRA Criminal Record Check. List of BPK Courses requiring a CRRA Criminal Record Check is as follows:

  • BPK 343 – Active Health: Assessment & Programming
  • BPK 482 - Ergonomics and Rehabilitation

The Criminal Record Check is coded as a prerequisite for the above courses and cannot be waived by law.

Please refer to the process for Criminal Records Check on SFU Student Service website here:

By law, SFU cannot accept CRC's done through other agencies including the RCMP. Students with criminal record checks conducted through agencies other than the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General are still expected to fulfill this requirement. Further, the process for a Criminal Record Check must be undertaken by SFU only.

Since the document is valid for 5 years, it would be a good idea to get it done far in advance of your enrollment for any of the listed courses as the processing time can vary.

The Active Health & Rehabilitation concentration

Are you a KIN Major student who wants to be in Active Health and Rehab Concentration?

Email the BPK Advisor to have the Active Health and Rehab Concentration added to your academic plan.

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.

UM Skaggs School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Program

At the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, we offer a four-year PharmD program for which we pride ourselves on providing a student-centered environment with small classes to ensure students are part of our pharmacy academic community here in Missoula. This is evident by the very low attrition rate and high rate of on-time graduation. Our dedicated, experienced and highly-qualified faculty, staff and administrators are devoted to training and inspiring the next generation of skilled, empathetic and culturally sensitive pharmacy leaders. Our students have high match rate for pharmacy residencies and fellowships as well as successful job placement in Montana and around the country.

The School is known to provide a high rate of student scholarships and, as of the last year, also offers an out-of-state tuition academic merit award for students with high GPAs for prerequisite classes, an award that can be as high as $15,000 per year. The attached pdf contains important highlights of our PharmD program.

The PCAT is NO longer required but only recommended since it can provide beneficial data during the application process. This can be especially true for applicants with a lower GPA for whom PCAT scores may help applicants secure an interview and admission to the program. The current requirements for PharmD admission interview are:

a.    Complete or be in the process of completing a total of at least 64 semester credit hours which must include all courses from the program's established prerequisite course list or equivalents (see appendix for the specific list of the UM courses and their U equivalents).
b.   Complete each prerequisite course with a course grade no lower than a C-;
c.    Have a 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA; as determined by UM policy;
d.   Complete 20 observation hours, preferably in a pharmacy; and
e.   Complete the Pharm.D. Program application through PharmCAS, per instructions on the UM Skaggs School of Pharmacy website. The final PharmCAS deadline is May 2, 2022.


Juvenile Osteology Research Intensive Training Workshop (Summer 2022)

The Juvenile Osteology Laboratory Research Training Workshop will provide participants with an intensive review of juvenile osteology and an overview of the ways in which this kind of unique information is interpreted.  During the Workshop, participants will have the chance to study the growth and development of the human skeleton across various juvenile age cohorts, weaning and dietary stress, as well as reconstruction and interpretation of infant mortality.

Undergraduate and graduate academic credits can be acquired separately from University of South Florida (although it is not mandatory to register for credits to participate in our programs).

Program details:

Contact: Dr. Andre Gonciar at

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

The Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund, established in 2014 by Lyle Makosky, provides annual financial awards to support personal experience-based, exploratory, foundational, applied and evaluative research to increase the understanding of challenges related to values in, and of, sport in Canada, with the goal of advancing solutions that strengthen the conduct of sport.

The application deadline for this award is April 30, 2022 (for the 2022-2023 academic year)

Find out more

Research participant recruitment

The effect of passive cycling on cardiac function and spasticity

Will a machine pedaling your legs help your heart?

We are conducting a research study to find the answer. We are looking for men and women aged 19-50 years with and without Spinal Cord Injury to take part in a study examining the effects of passive and active cycling on the heart.

You can help improve the treatment of spinal cord injuries, strokes, and other neurologic illness.

Your participation in this study will involve tests of your heart function, and will take about 1.5 hours. This will be done while you sit in a wheelchair and have your feet pedaled by a bicycle-like machine.

Contact: Matthew Dorton

Employment Opportunities

Part-time Employment Opportunity for Students

The Friends of Simon Tutoring Program (FOS) is currently hiring tutors to work in after-school programs in Burnaby, the Tri-Cities and Surrey for the Fall 2022 semester. FOS is an outreach program in the Faculty of Education that provides tutoring for school-aged children and youth. Due to COVID-19, our tutoring program is being run online. However, we are currently making the transition to in-person tutoring.

As a Friends of Simon tutor you have an opportunity to serve in multicultural settings and contribute to the school success of newcomers to Canada. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, Friends of Simon tutors earn hourly wages that help them with their own university expenses.


  • Develop professional abilities such as leadership, public speaking, communication, team building and organizational skills
  • Make a difference in local communities
  • Learn instructional practices
  • Work as a team member with other like-minded students from a variety of faculties and disciplines
  • Opportunity to broaden teaching skills with supported training and on-site experience.

Successful applicants will receive compensation for training and must commit to tutoring a minimum of 2 shifts per week for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Successful applicants must be available for two days/week (Monday-Friday) between 2:00-6:30pm. Successful applicants must be willing and able to tutor both online or in-person based on the needs of the program.

Applicants will be required to undergo a police record check.
Only students meeting the following conditions will be considered for employment with the Friends of Simon Tutoring Program:

  • no records of criminal convictions
  • no information related to charges (regardless of dispositions or non-convictions) located in police databases (PIRS, CPIC, RPOS, PRIME, LEIP, etc.)

We are currently looking for students (preferably in their 1st or 2nd year) who are willing to accept the challenges and rewards with our award-winning program.
Wage:  $16-$18/hr.

We will be accepting online applications from February 15 - February 25 2022 via myInvolvement. To apply, please visit the myInvolvement website and search for the Friends of Simon Tutoring Program job listing - ID #5690

Postdoctoral Fellow in Exercise, Nutrition and Metabolism

The School of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Exercise, Nutrition and Metabolism. The successful Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) candidate will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary team under the supervision of Dr. David Wright. The Wright Lab examines the effects of exercise, nutrition and pharmaceutical approaches on adipose tissue and liver metabolism, the underlying mechanisms therein and how alterations in these tissues impact whole body glucose and lipid homeostasis. Dr. Wright’s research group has lab space at both the Point Grey campus and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute ( The successful candidate will be expected to work on a CIHR funded project examining the role of GDF15 in fuel utilization and will be given the opportunity to develop their own, independent research questions.

More information and application here.

Physiotherapy Assistant – Eagle Ridge Physiotherapy

Excellent opportunity for a kinesiology student to work part-time in a busy physiotherapy clinic. The job also provides hours necessary for those seeking a career in physiotherapy or other health care professions

Hours: TBD based on schedule - training to start right away 
Wage: $16/hour
Location: 101-3033 Robson Drive, Coquitlam 

  • Assisting physiotherapists in admitting patients the clinic
  • Computer billing/booking in the future
  • General clinic duties
  • Sanitizing treatment rooms/equipment before and after patient use

Please apply to

Contact: Michele Aldrich
Deadline: Feb 28th 2022


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.