May 24, 2022 | Digest No. 301


Academic Standing info sessions

If you are meeting with students in academic difficulty, I wanted to let you know that we are offering Academic Standing Information Sessions for any student who would like to learn more about their Academic Standing or resources and supports available to them. 

We have two upcoming virtual sessions: 

  • Thursday, May 19th | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, May 24th | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

More info and registration

SBN Event : Leadership Lessons with Robyn Roscoe

Did you know that leadership skills are one of the most sought-after traits in competitive graduate school programs and by prospective employers? In pursuit of this goal, Student Biotechnology Network is excited to welcome SFU students to our latest workshop -

Leadership Lessons with Robyn Roscoe

Date: Tue, May 31, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM PDT
Location: Over zoom

Register here for FREE

Robyn Roscoe is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with nearly 20 years of experience in the management of large health research projects, and 30 years of experience in project management in the scientific and technical fields. After hosting several successful workshops with SBN, Robyn is now leading this learning opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students to benefit from.

Student Biotechnology Network (SBN) is a student-led organization that facilitates mentorship and networking events for undergraduate and graduate students in life sciences. Follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to connect and stay in touch as we are working to roll out in-person networking events for rest of 2022. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

SFU Sustainability and Climate Solutions Student Research Day

Date: Friday, June 24, 2022
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm PDT
Location: Online and in person

We are delighted to invite you to SFU Sustainability and Climate Solutions Student Research Day, where graduate students will present their sustainability and climate solutions research to the SFU community and beyond.

This event brings together SFU students, faculty, staff and researchers, and serves as a springboard for SFU community members who are interested in developing innovative, equitable and inclusive solutions to approach climate and sustainability from multiple perspectives.



We invite SFU graduate students from all faculties to submit an abstract to present their research in person or online via a poster or a oral presentation session. Best presentation, Best poster and People's choice will be awarded a $500 grant.

The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, June 3, 2022.



Science Peer Tutoring Returns for Summer 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 Summer 2022 schedule, starting on Tuesday, May 24.

how you can enroll

2022 Summer Term Academic Dates and Deadlines

Hope you new semester is off to a great start!

To help you plan out your semester, here's the link to the important dates and deadlines for this term:


Science HIVE Welcome Leader

Be part of supporting new Science students by helping them connect and feel welcome at SFU! We're looking for HIVE Welcome Leaders to create and facilitate social and orientation activities this Fall, including Welcome Day which will be returning to being in-person! Not only will you be helping new students, you will develop your leadership, problem-solving, and event planning skills, and gain an honorarium for your time.
The deadline to apply is May 29th. Please check for more information about, and the application for, this opportunity.

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"

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:


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

more detail


StrongerU Student Sponsorship Program

The 6th season of the StrongerU Student Sponsorship Program has launched! Applications open today for more than 60 college and university programs across Canada! We continue to get fabulous feedback from students about the program and placement opportunity and 3 students have been hired by their placement site during their placement! For each available placement, the top two applicants will receive free enrollment in the StrongerU Senior Fitness Instructor course, one year of access to their monthly class content, hands-on experience, and more ($490+ value). See the poster attached for more information. Applications open today and close June 5th.

More info

Student Membership Benefits with the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE)

Individuals who are studying some aspect of human factors/ ergonomics (full time or part time), are eligible to become student members of ACE.

ACE student membership benefits include: 
• Access to job and RFP postings
• Access to web resources sorted by category and industry
• Able to list in Directory of Research
• Webinars free of charge (including access to past webinars)
• ACE e-blasts
• Discount at annual conference 
• Discount on ergonomics journals
• Access to member directory 
• Regional news and information broadcasts
• Affinity Programs 

ACE student members are eligible for:
• Student Awards
• Undergraduate and graduate student members are eligible for awards (Conference Site/Student Awards) held in conjunction with the annual conference.

For more information about pricing, check out ACE’s website:

If you have any questions, feel free to email (Sonya Kung, BC/Yukon Student Representative)

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

Respite Caregiver ad from Developmental Disabilities Association

Are you available to work a few hours/week with a child, and have some experience or training with intellectual disabilities? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

The Developmental Disabilities Association is seeking contracted Respite Caregivers for 1:1 support for children with intellectual disabilities (e.g. autism) to access their community. Sessions are 3-5 hours long and are on weekends or after school.   

Requirements: valid First Aid with CPR, clear criminal record, references, some training or work/volunteer experience in a field related to developmental disabilities.

Wages are $16/hour or $18/hr for individuals with higher support needs.

Find out more

Student Job Posting: Indigenous graphic designer to support the RESPECT project

Dr. Pidgeon is looking to expand her curriculum development team with a motivated, responsible, and team-oriented Indigenous graphic designer to support the RESPECT project, which responds directly to SFU's ARC report's, Walk This Path With Us, Call #7: “Develop intervention programs teaching cultural safety and anti-racism for all employees at SFU”. The successful applicant will be an integral member of a team involved in multi-faceted curriculum development project that will be deadline oriented.


  • Current enrollment in a college or university program with course work in graphic design
    (or any equivalent combination of experience or training) is required.
  • The ideal candidate must be a team player with a collaborative working style, have good communication skills, and have the ability to complete project work independently.
  • Expertise in generating visuals in software program in tight timelines.
  • Applicant must have reliable internet and a computer able to run the newest version of Office 365, Zoom, and other required software programs.
  • Ability to break down / paraphrase academic and/or other text into plain language with corresponding visuals.
  • Comfortable with providing citations and honouring licensing requirements for all work.

Hours and Compensation:

  • Approximately 130 hours (~5 hours/week) – although additional hours may be available if needed to meet evolving project needs.
  • Compensation (range $20 - $30 an hour) to be determined based on previous experience and the skill set of successful applicant.

More info

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.  

Research Technician - The Vocadlo research group

The Vocadlo research group is seeking a Research Technician, to join our team located in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University.

Our interdisciplinary team comprises both biologists and chemists that focus on addressing fundamental questions relating to the roles of carbohydrate processing enzymes in human health and disease. We use a range of methods from biochemistry to cell biology and leverage expertise in chemical biology to create and exploit new research tools.

The successful applicant(s) will work as part of this well-funded and collegial team with a principal role being to assist in research efforts into the roles of enzymes genetically or pharmacologically linked to diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). Prospective projects benefit from a great depth of preliminary research and involve the use of human patient iPSC-derived cell models of monogenic and polygenic CNS diseases.

job & applicaiton detail


Seniors Advocate volunteer position

Volunteering with Chimo offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to support those in need and to make a positive difference in your community. Volunteering is a powerful avenue for ongoing personal growth! It is also a great way to gain valuable life skills and professional skills, such as self-awareness, active listening skills, crisis prevention, personal advocacy and knowledge of government and community resources.

We are proud to offer in-depth training delivered by highly-skilled, Masters-level training facilitators. Volunteers are the backbone of our services, and we are committed to ensure that you receive the training, support and encouragement that you deserve.

Volunteer Seniors Advocate - Overview

The Volunteer Seniors Navigator will support seniors in vulnerable circumstances through a senior-centered case management approach, to develop the confidence and skills to effectively speak and act for themselves, gather information, gain knowledge, learn to identify and address issues, and resolve crises.

Find out more

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.


Your nervous system learns how to move the best way possible - May 10, 2022

Max Donelan, an SFU professor of biomedical physiology and kinesiology, is quoted. 

Study finds the brain searches for the best way to move the body

SFU News - May 10, 2022

Max Donelan, an SFU professor of biomedical physiology and kinesiology, is quoted.

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology creating a caring community, on campus and online

SFU News - May 5, 2022

Diana Bedoya and Anne-Kristina Arnold, Senior Lecturers of biomedical physiology and kinesiology, are quoted. 

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.