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December 5, 2022 | Digest No. 327
BPK Coffee and Conversations - Wednesday Wellness
The BPK Mental Wellness and Engagement Committee will be hosting Coffee and Conversations every Wednesday 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!
Exchange Info Session
Discover a global education: develop skills, expand perspective, create connections.
Apply up to a year in advance for an exchange term to one of SFU’s 130+ partner institutions in 45+ countries around the world. With options for all disciplines to internationalize your degree and your resume.
Exchange applications for the Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 terms are now open. Check your eligibility and apply by January 15 or 25, 2022 for the first round of applications for the 2022/23 program year (check online for deadline information).
Check out the past Exchange Info Session to learn about the benefits of participating in an exchange, short-term study program, and/or virtual exchange, to earn credit towards your SFU degree while gaining a valuable global perspective.
How to Apply for Exchange: Thursday, January 5 at 12:30pm (PT)
Exchange Application Q&A: Thursday, January 12 at 12:30pm (PT)
Spring 2023 Courses
EVSC 395: Special Topics: Air Quality
Are your eyes, nose, & throat feeling more irritated than before? Have you noticed the sudden rise in allergies? Wildfires and smoke continue to be a concern for residents in British Columbia as the air quality drops to unhealthy levels. With rising air quality and wildfires concerns, Environmental Scientists are increasingly looking for better ways to manage and access emerging air quality issues. In this course, students will learn about all aspects of air quality and issues via guest lecturers and speakers. Prerequisites: EVSC 100, MATH 150, 151 or 154, PHYS 101 or 120, 60 units, or permission of the instructor.
EVSC 320: Watershed Ecology (4)
Watersheds are fundamental organizational units on the landscape for physical processes, biological communities, and management. They also deliver many services that humans rely on. This course is intended to introduce students to landscape-scale thinking and spatial ecology, and teaches physical and biological approaches in watershed science. Prerequisite: EVSC 100 or permission of the instructor and one of the following: BISC 204, REM 211, or GEOG 215. Students who have taken EVSC 395 under the title "Watershed Ecology" in Spring 2021 may not take this course for further credit.
EVSC 445 - Environmental Data Analysis (4)
Introduces environmental scientists to application of modern data analysis methods. This course covers sampling, experimental design, and the analysis of quantitative data collected in the course of environmental monitoring, assessment and restoration programs. Students will be introduced and gain experience with the statistical programming language R. Prerequisite: GEOG 251, or one of STAT 100, 201, 203, 205 or 270 or permission of the instructor.
MATH 396: Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases
Have you ever wondered where COVID-19 models and forecasts come from? In this course you'll learn how to build and analyze mathematical models that describe how an infection spreads in a population, and make forecasts for its trajectory. These models can have huge benefits for control of infectious diseases. Even simple models help us understand the dynamics common to many infections, and they can help us identify simple explanations for complex phenomena.
Instructor: Dr. Jessica Stockdale
Method of Instruction: In person
Days/Times: M-W-F, 9:30-10:20 AM
Location: WMC 2830, Burnaby campus
Prerequisites: MATH 260 with a minimum C- grade OR MATH 155 with a minimum A- grade
For more information, please contact Dr. Jessica Stockdale: email@example.com
New Business Courses: BUS 240 Introduction to Innovation & BUS 275 Business in a Sustainable Society
Introduction to Innovation - BUS 240 (3): Why do some innovations succeed while others fail? What stops well-resourced companies from being more innovative? How can failure lead to success? In the brand new BUS 240 Introduction to Innovation course, you'll learn the answers to these types of questions and many more.
Drawing on examples from a variety of industries and markets, you'll be introduced to key innovation concepts and processes, and learn how innovation is practiced in different types of organizations. By the end of the course, you'll know how to recognize opportunities, be more creative, and realize your own potential as an agent of innovation who can implement innovation in established organizations, entrepreneurial ventures and in society.
Business in a Sustainable Society - BUS 275 (3): This course is designed to introduce you to an array of social and ecological issues that affect and are affected by businesses. Our goal is to equip you with a toolset and the ability to think critically about how we can build businesses that contribute to social and ecological resilience and build a just and equitable society.
Many of the issues that we face today from climate change to unaffordable housing and human rights violations are in part because of how we have done and continue to train people to do business. When done in a specific way, businesses can be a powerful force for positive change, but when done another way, they can be highly destructive to society and the planet. In this course, we’re going ask questions that challenge how we think about business, and you’re going to be exposed to ways of thinking and seeing the world that might go against what you’ve learned, but at the end, you will understand the challenges that we face, what needs to be done, and how you can leverage business as a force for good to contribute to a sustainable society.
FREN 200: Cultural Perspectives: Québec and France
Are you looking for a fun online elective for Spring 2023? If you have the equivalent of grade 12 French knowledge or above, check out the special topics class, FREN 200 OL01! This 3 credit course will explore different aspects of modern life in Québec and France and what makes each unique.
Contact the undergraduate advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. All interested students are encouraged to inquire to verify their eligibility to take this course.
*** 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:
|Monday||10am – 11:40am|
|Tuesday||10am – 11:40am
2pm – 3pm
|Wednesday||10am – 11:40am
2pm - 3pm
|Thursday||10am - 11am
2pm – 3:40pm
Zoom Drop-in advising for quick (< 10 minutes) questions
|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.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.
The Cardiovascular Physiology Lab (CVPL) is looking for a Directed Studies student (BPK 498) in Spring 2023!
If you are an undergraduate student interested in cardiovascular physiology, and are looking to further your research and writing skills, this position could be for you! Applicants should have excellent working knowledge of cardiovascular physiology, strong organizational and communication skills, be confident analysing and visualising data, and should be comfortable working independently (alongside academic mentors).
Your application should include an unofficial transcript, a resume (max 2pg), and a brief description of why you are interested in working in the CVPL (max 300 words).
Prerequisites: BPK 205, BPK 305 (BPK 407 would be beneficial, but is not a requirement).
Please email Dr. Victoria Claydon (email@example.com) and Erin Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) to apply. We will be accepting applications until 4:00pm on Friday, December 9nd.
Supine-to-stand versus Supine-to-Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP), Cardiovascular/Musculoskeletal Baroreflex Responses (#30001262)
We are looking for healthy, able-bodied participants aged 19-35 years to come to the Aerospace Physiology Laboratory (APL) to undergo supine-to-stand and supine-to-lower body negative pressure (LBNP) testing protocols.
Your participation in this study will involve…
- 1 lab visit (no longer than 1 hour) at SFU’s APL where you will be lying on your back and standing on a force platform.
- 1 lab visit (no longer than 1 hour) at SFU’s APL where you will be lying on your back inside a LBNP chamber from below the hips.
Both visits will be measuring heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle activity.
Your contribution helps us improve our understanding if LBNP accurately mimics heart and muscle responses that are seen with quiet standing after laying down.
For more information, please contact APL via email or telephone:
Part-time temporary lab technician - Cell physiology
The BPK department has a part-time temporary technician position to support BPK 408, Cellular physiology lab. The successful candidate should have hands-on laboratory experience in cell biology, tissue culture, protein expression, and DNA and RNA manipulation. This position will be for 3 months starting in January.
Please email Luiza at email@example.com if interested with your CV, a cover letter and availability.
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.