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Building Strong Kids

During my second co-op term I was fortunate enough to be employed with the Washington Kids Foundation.

Working from Home with Health Canada

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has hit, many jobs have turned to delivering work remotely. From September 2021 through May 2022, I have been placed in a co-op position as a Student Compliance and Enforcement Officer at Health Canada.

Working in Communications in the ISC

Get to know the ISC staff!

Hello Everyone! My name is Audrey Heath and I am excited to begin my Co-op experience by joining the ISC team.

Explore Your Options As a Graduate Student

I’m Vera-Ellen (or rather, just Vera), a PhD Candidate in Victoria Claydon’s lab.

Take A Break

My name is Kyle, and I’m a PhD student in the Molecular Cardiac Physiology Group (MCPG), specifically in Tom Claydon’s lab. I only got involved in research during my final year of undergrad but fell in love with it.

You Are Not Expected to Know Everything

I’m Elizabeth, a PhD candidate in Steven Reynolds’ lab. I was born and graduated high school in South Africa. After coming to Vancouver, I did a BSc.

Apply Your Gained Knowledge!

My name is Milad, a PhD student in the Sensorimotor Neuroplasticity lab. I grew up in Iran, the other side of the planet. I started at SFU in the fall of 2019 and ever since I feel I have a new home with a nice family.

Entering a Unique New Field as a New Grad

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Challenge Yourself to Go Forward in Your Career

What is your current position? What does a typical work day look like for you?   

Be Optimistic and Find Joy in Everything You Do.

My name is Thiago Bassi. I am a Ph.D. candidate at BPK, and my supervisor is Dr. Steve Reynolds. I have arrived in Vancouver in 2016 from Brazil to study English and I fell in love with the city.

Follow Your Dreams Through Your Degree

What is your current position? What does a typical workday look like for you?   

Working and Learning as a Bioengineering Graduate Student

What is your current position? What does a typical work day look like for you?   

Being a Student Occupational Therapist

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My Co-op in Funeral Services

Student name? Jennifer Moreau

Organization name and motto? Advisorly. Our mission, your well-being, always.

The Power of Process of Elimination

Hi, I’m Gary. I’m from Delta, BC. Growing up in schools close to the Surrey SFU campus helped me decide that SFU was the school for me.

Burnout Is Not a Badge of Honour

Hello! My name is Gaby. I’m an MSc student from the Poburko lab within the Molecular Cardiac Physiology Group (you can find us over in TASC2). My family and I immigrated from South Africa when I was 3 years old.

Set Aside Time For Yourself

My name is Farhaan M. Khan and I am an MSc Student in the Cardiovascular Physiology Lab, supervised by Dr. Victoria Claydon.

Taking the Scenic Route Through My Undergraduate Degree

Nadine’s interest in biology solidified in high school; she gravitated towards physiology during her B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB).

I've Learned So Much

BPK Co-op student, Shreya, shares her experience working with Dr. Tom Claydon.

Pursuing My Career in Health Care

Hi, I’m Nitika Jain. I am an international student pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Physiology at SFU. I moved from Saskatoon to Vancouver and applied to SFU as a transfer student.

Why I Chose BPK

Hey everyone! I’m Samia Ishimwe. I transferred from Langara this past fall and I've been loving SFU so far. I'm excited to be on campus soon.

Your chosen major and future career plans:

Choosing BPK To Help Others

Hello my name is Daniel Salazar, I was original born in Medellín, Colombia. I have lived in Florida, USA which is known for its famous beaches , theme parks, alligators, orange orchards and flamingos.

I Changed My Major. Here's Why.

Hi! I'm Jenna and I'm a third year BPK student. I live in Burnaby so when deciding between SFU and UBC I ultimately chose SFU because it was closer to home.

From Martial Arts Coach to Rehab Concentration

Hi, I'm Camille! I'm a 5th year at SFU and I'm from Coquitlam, BC. I chose SFU after hearing great things about the Kinesiology program and honestly the vibes just felt right LOL

Working at a Molecular Oncology Lab

Participating in Co-op opens the door for you to gain work experience in a variety of interesting and valuable areas.

You Decide Where You Want To Go

My name is Raffaele Massarotto, but most people call me Raffy (yes, a ninja turtle or a famous children’s entertainer – depends on the day). I am a PhD student, currently working under the co-supervision of Dr. Anita Cote and Dr.

Excellence Is Not An Act. But a Habit.

My name is Vinicius, but most people call me Vini. I'm a Ph.D. student in the Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab under Dr. Dan Marigold. I grew up in the Sao Paulo metro area, Brazil.

Being a Personal Trainer is Rewarding

"Working as a personal trainer has been an amazing and rewarding experience. I have seen my clients reach their goals by improving their fitness, reduce pain, and lose a tremendous amount of weight.

Achieving My Childhood Dream

Dr. Marianne Sadar was only 10 years old when she lost her older sister to leukemia. Since then she has dedicated her life to achieving her childhood dream: finding a cure for cancer.

Working in Brand Marketing at YVR

Did you know that SFU Beedie’s co-op program facilitates 800+ placements annually?

Patient Interaction Has Ignited My Passion

"Working in healthcare has really opened, my eyes to the profound logistics of medical care. Patient interaction has ignited my passion to help others and lift barriers that diverse patient populations have."

Not Everyone Has It All Figured Out

About Diana:

Diana is a Senior Lecturer who has been with BPK since 2006. She teaches courses in nutrition, health, anatomy, and obesity.

Outside of work she enjoys:

Celebrate The Wins And Learn From The Losses

Anne-Kristina’s interest in ergonomics was kindled during her undergrad degree in Kinesiology here at SFU.

Follow Your Passion

I am Ravichandra, a Ph.D. student in Dr. Tom Claydon's lab, BPK department. I am originally from India and I started my Ph.D. at SFU in fall 2018.

Combining Your Passions in a Degree

Alisa Kandikova is a soon-to-be fourth year Business and Psychology Joint Major, completing a minor in Counselling and Human Development.

The Future of Dance Therapy

Hi! I’m Rachel, I’m from Singapore and I moved to Vancouver 2.5 years ago in my Grade 12 year. I decided to come to SFU as I wanted to stay closer to my family where I still have younger siblings.

Secret to Maintaining a Work-Life Balance

Damon did a co-op program during his BSc degree which played a pivotal role in his career and largely led him to where he is now.

Outside work he enjoys:

From Health Peer to Future Counsellor

Mariel here! I'm in my second year, and in my downtime I enjoy playing the guitar.

No Dream Is Too Big

Hi! My name is Donya and I’m an MSc candidate at the Aerospace Physiology Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Blaber.

Trust In Your Ability

Hi! My name is Rebekah, I’m a MSc student supervised by Dr. Victoria Claydon, and I am currently the grad rep on the BPK Communications Committee.

Who are you?

It's Okay To Ask For Help

"My name is Katia, and I am an MSc student in the Molecular Cardiac Physiology Group (MCPG) under the supervision of Dr. Glen Tibbits.

Pursuing My Passion

Hi, I’m Jaden. I was born in Victoria and moved to Vancouver when I was 5. In high school, I enjoyed learning Biology and more specifically, anatomy and physiology the most.

Make This Journey Your Own

Senior Supervisor: Dr. Victoria Claydon

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Keep An Open Mind About Other Options

Introducing Rajveena Jagpal!

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There Is No Ideal Timeline, Resume, or Textbook Applicant.

Introducing Isabella CE!

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Take Chances. Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Introducing Shreya Luthra!

What did you major in?

Biomedical Physiology.

Take Time To Explore Your Passions

Introducing Dr. Veronica Gant!

What did you major in?

Biomedical Physiology.

Be Patient With Your Career

Introducing Heather Bourke!

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What's The Rush? Take Your Time To Explore

Introducing Garveen Brar!

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Biomedical Physiology.

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Every Experience Will Bring You Closer To Where You Want To Be

Introducing Lauren Tindale!

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BPK Major.

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Do Your Career Research!

Introducing Jamie Magpantay!

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