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October 24, 2022 | Digest No. 321
BPK Coffee and Conversations
The BPK Mental Wellness and Engagement Committee will be hosting Coffee and Conversations every Thursday at 10 am. Come by the BPK Lounge for FREE hot coffee, tea, snacks, and good company to start the day off on a positive note. All SFU BPK faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. While we will be providing disposable hot drink cups, we recommend that you bring your own mug or tumbler. Hope to see you there!
SFU Cafe Scientifique Fall 2022
Welcome to our fall term and a brand new series of SFU Cafe Scientifique. We are hosting this on Zoom this Fall and hope that you will be able to join us.
- Tuesday October 25, 2022 - Going Viral: The Mathematics of Infectious Diseases
- Tuesday November 22, 2022: Astrostatistics; Or, Everything Old is New Again
Click each topic above for Eventbrite registration.
2022 Active Bystander Intervention Campaign
SFU’s Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office is hosting the annual #ItTakesAllOfUsSFU campaign from October 24-28. Learn how you can prevent sexual violence by practicing the 4Ds of active bystander intervention. Follow the SVSPO on Instagram or Facebook @sfu.svspo or visit the webpage to get a daily tip on how you can help create a culture of respect, care and safety at SFU.
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 445 – Advanced Cardiac Rehabilitation
- 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: https://www.sfu.ca/students/criminalrecords.html
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.
*Note: Enrollment appointments for Spring 2023 classes begin Nov 7, 2022
*** 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: https://www.sfu.ca/students/records/advising-transcripts.html
BPK Advising hours are as follows:
10am – 11:40am
10am – 11:40am
10am – 11:40am
10am - 11am
Zoom Drop-in advising for quick (< 10 minutes) questions
1:30pm - 2:30pm
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.ca. Follow this think for instructions: https://www.sfu.ca/students/records/advising-transcripts.html
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.
SEDS-Canada Student Projects - Call for Applications
SEDS-Canada (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) is a non-profit that aims to create research and professional development opportunities in the space sector for Canadian post-secondary students. Our projects have a strong history of training highly qualified personnel for the Canadian space industry. CAN-RGX is a competition for students to design, test, and fly a scientific payload in microgravity on a parabolic flight. CAN-SBX is a competition for students to design, test, and launch a scientific payload to the stratosphere on a high-altitude balloon. These projects are conducted in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency and the National Research Council.
Click each poster below for details.
Participants Needed for Research on Visually Guided Walking
Click the poster for detail. Gemma (MSc student in BPK) is recruiting participants for her thesis experiment. If you are interested, please contact her.
In addition to the poster, note the following when deciding if you are interested:
You should NOT participate in this study if one or more of the following applies:
- Your age is greater than 40 or less than 19 (or less than 18 for an SFU student)
- You have any known visual disorder other than one that can be corrected with lenses
- You have a musculoskeletal (e.g., arthritis) or neurological (e.g., stroke, Parkinson’s disease) disorder that affects your movement or balance
- You are allergic to rubbing alcohol or adhesive
- You have participated in a research experiment using prism glasses before
- You are not vaccinated against COVID19
Your decision on whether to participate will not influence your grades in any coursework or benefit you in terms of status or success in any class.
Contact information: Gemma Malagon email@example.com
Participants Needed for Research on Visually Guided Motor Skill Learning
We are recruiting people (age 19-35) to participate in a study looking at how adapting to altered visual information can affect motor skill learning.
We are seeking right-handed participants who are able to come into the lab two days in a row at approximately the same time.
- Day 1 ~ 1.25 hours
- Day 2 ~ 40 minutes
After each session, you will receive $10 as a thank you for your time!
For more information and/or to participate, please contact Annmarie Lang-Hodge:
How does spinal cord injury impact the relationships between breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure?
We are looking for men and women (≥19 years old), with or without a spinal cord injury (SCI) to take part in a study examining the effect of breathing patterns on cardiovascular measures.
Your participation will help improve the understanding of the SCI-associated risks of developing cardiorespiratory complications.
As a thank you for your participation, participants will receive $20.
Your participation in this study will involve…
- 1 in-lab visit (2hours) at SFU or ICORD where you will breathe at different rates, and
- 2 nights of at-home sleep testing where you will wear a vest containing sensors during sleep.
In both protocols, we will measure your breathing rate, heartbeat, and blood pressure.
For more information, please contact Rebekah Lee:
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 www.options.bc.ca 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 see any suspicious postings or hiring practices, please notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.