April 04, 2022 | Digest No. 295


Creative Collective with the Health Peers

Need a break from studying for finals? Faculty of Science and Health & Counselling Services are hosting a Creative Collective event. Drop-in anytime between 11:30am and 1:30pm on Wed., April 6 at SSB 7172 to participate in some fun crafting activities with your friends and the Health Peers.

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. Note: abstract submission is closed.

More information

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.

MCAT Week - The Princeton Review

Our virtual MCAT Week is coming up this month and we’re hoping to see you there!

We’ll be hosting free 1-hour sessions during the week of May 2nd, where Princeton Review expert instructors will break down the MCAT for you – each day a different section! You’ll have the chance to go through some sample questions and figure out the best ways to approach the different sections of the MCAT!

BONUS: we’ll be hosting an MMI Information Session for those interested in learning more about MMI and engaging in mock interviews with a counselor.

Register for all of these events for free

Find the 6-digit course ID for the event/s you’d like to attend.

An Organization's Guide to the Community Better Challenge - ParticipACTION

May 12, 2022, 1 p.m. EST

Attendees will learn:
- How organizations can participate in the challenge by hosting events
- How to engage participants using ParticipACTION Resources
- How to track the results of your events on the ParticipACTION website3



BPK Student Volunteer Opportunity! - EIMC

The Exercise is Medicine Club is in search of an executive team! EIMC was a club at SFU in pre-Covid times but is currently undergoing a revival. They are looking for executive members, who will be helping with general administrative duties like room booking, event planning, and funds/facility management. Please send an email to or DM @eimc.sfu on Instagram if you’re interested in joining as either an executive or general member!

"Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIMC) a club of like-minded individuals who believe that physical activity promotes optimal health and is vital in the prevention and treatment of many health conditions. In the club we’ll be hosting many events and initiatives to keep the student and faculty at SFU moving! Exercise is Medicine is a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), learn more 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.  

register here

Academic announcements

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:



HUM 101W - Introduction to the Humanities

An introduction to issues and concepts central to the study of the Humanities. Through exposure to primary materials drawn from different periods and disciplines, students will become acquainted with a range of topics and ideas relating to the study of human values and human experience.

HUM 102W - Classical Mythology

Remote & Asynchronous

An introduction to the central myths of the Greeks and Romans. The course will investigate the nature, function, and meaning of myths in the classical world and their considerable influence on western civilization. 

If you have any questions regarding enrollment or the programs that the Department of Humanities offers, please don't hesitate to reach out by emailing

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INDG 305 (1) - Treaties in Canada microcredit course

This course introduces students to First Peoples’ perspectives on treaty-making, treaty interpretation, and treaty rights. By focusing on the history of treaty relations between settlers and the First Peoples of Turtle Island, this course provides students with critical insight into contemporary relationships and political contexts in Canada. Students will learn about the pre-confederation treaties, the Numbered treaties, as well as the modern treaty process. 

Course Outline for INDG 305

Currently waitlisted, although with sufficient interest more seats will be made available. No prerequisites.

Summer 2022: Explore Linguistics courses and the world of words, communication and culture

Many Linguistics courses are ideal for lower division breadth requirements and also open up opportunities for future areas of study.

This summer, explore Linguistics courses and the world of words, communication and culture.

Learn More

IS 101 Global Challenges of the 21st Century: An Introduction to International Studies (B-Hum/B-Soc)
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM (Lecture)

IS 451 Seminar on Core Texts in International Studies
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM 
Harbour Centre (Vancouver)

Email your advising transcript to request a prerequisite waiver.

View outlines 

CA329 Selected Topics in Dance II

Summer 2022 Intersession

  • Topic: Jamaican Dance Progression: Practice and histo)pography
  • Instructor: Webster McDonald

* The prerequisite for CA 329 may be waived for students interested in this course. Interested students should contact Henry Daniel (HDANIEL@SFU.CA).

  • Schedule: Tue/Thu 13:30-16:20, May 10 to June 20
  • Location: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

To approach Jamaican dance without the specific sites for race and identity; especially via colonial, post-colonial/post-script lenses would only further sweep some of the historical/social and political linchpins under proverbial carpets. This course engages with the seminal works of Nettleford’s Caribbean Cultural Identity: In case of Jamaica, W.E.B. Dubois’s dialectic surrounding double consciousness, Kamau Brathwaite’s-The development of creole society in Jamaica(1770-1820), Olive Lewin’s-Rock in come over, a plethora of dancehall scholarship and astrid erll’s memory in culture that will provide the connective tissue needed to delineate the ways in which intergenerational memory collectively circulates within religious topography. Using a ‘timeline’ approach the course draws on movement traditions via two categories:

1. Spiritual/social/political/Cultural Memory (19th century): Kumina, Bruckins, Revival
2. Retention/Black Consciousness/ Resistance/ Gender Performativity (20th-21st century): Ska, Rock Steady, Reggae, Dancehall

Contact SCA Advisor ( if you have any questions about the course

Summer 2022 Tandem - Registration Open

Want to improve your Arabic? Your English? Your French? Your Cantonese? Or any other language? “Tandem” is a method of language learning that pairs up two people who want to learn each others’ languages. Learn French while teaching Spanish, or improve your English while helping someone improve their Mandarin. SFU Tandem will pair you with someone on campus while facilitating casual language learning and conversation sessions!

register here

Application deadline is April 10, 2022. 

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.

McMaster University Rehabilitation Sciences is accepting GRADUATE applications!

Are you interested in rehabilitation science? Apply for our September 2022 admission intake!

Application deadlines: 
- MSc Course-based application deadline: June 30, 2022
- MSc Course-based Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Manipulative Physiotherapy (OMPT) field of specialization: June 30, 2022*

*If you are interested in the Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Manipulative Physiotherapy Specialization field of study for the MSc Course-Based Program, please contact Anita Gross as soon as possible to express your interest

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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.


Step It Up to Spring Challenge

From April 1 - 15, ParticipACTION is calling on everyone to Step It Up to Spring by tracking their steps or using the manual activity tracker to convert their active minutes into steps for the chance to win great prizes! As a physical activity leader, use this ParticipACTION app challenge to bring your group together virtually in a safe and engaging environment. 

find out more

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

Exercise Physiology Tenure-Track Job at Bishop's University

We at Bishop’s University, located on the unceded land of the Abenaki people and the Wabenaki Confederacy, invite applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Sports Studies Department, starting July 1, 2022. Bishop’s University is a public and secular institution offering undergraduate and graduate courses in English. 

More info in English and French

Respite/Physio Rehab Worker

Support person needed for 33yr old adult male with hemiparesis (TBI)  to follow home physiotherapy program and provide companionship in Langley. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, 3 doses. Criminal record check required. Non-smoker/vaper only.

Pay:  $21-$23 per hour
Hours:  Flexible, minimum 2 hours per week
Application:  Send contact details and resume to Donna Karlstrom .  

Tutor in Mathematics and English

Tutor required to provide one-on-one tutoring to at the grade 10-12 level to friendly, highly motivated student with ASD and developmental delays. Personal vehicle and drivers license preferred for high school pickup. Position is located in the SFU area. Criminal record check required.

Pay: $25-35 per hour (depending on experience)
Hours: After school and weekends
Application: Send contact details, resume, and 2 references to Dr Elizabeth Hartney.

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


Student Safety Engagement Program is Looking for Volunteers

The Student Safety Engagement Program (SSEP) is a student-led platform, offering flexible hours for students to gain volunteer experience and promote personal development. The program is currently recruiting dedicated undergraduate student volunteers to serve as safety ambassadors, through a partnership with the SFU Safety & Risk Services department.

 The SSEP strives to create a personalized volunteer experience relevant to post-university environments with initiatives geared toward individual strengths and interests, and is active on all three campuses.

 Whether you want to explore career paths, gain experience, or simply become more engaged on campus, the SSEP can be tailored to your interests while supporting the broader SFU community.

 Explore volunteer opportunities in:

  • Community Presence
  • Speed Watch
  • Lost & Found and Information
  • Safety Audits
  • Auto-Theft Prevention
  • Bike Presence
  • Safe Walk
  • Educational Outreach and Events

join the team

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.