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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Vinay Bhide '93

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dr. Vinay Bhide’s Bayview Glen adventure began in the valley in 1980 as a 6 year old entering Grade 1 and as you’ll read below, he’s never really left. After graduating in 1993, Vinay attended the Arts and Science Programme at McMaster University and then followed this by attending dental school at the University of Toronto. After obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2001, Vinay realized that he still had more to learn and entered into a specialty programme in Periodontics at the University of Toronto. After finishing his specialty training in 2005, Vinay enjoys a career encompassing private practice and part-time teaching and lecturing both locally and internationally.

Vinay attributes much of his success to the formative years that he spent at Bayview Glen. He remembers his time at the Glen very fondly. Some of the highlights include ski trips to exotic destinations such as Quebec, Lake Placid, and Chamonix, France, performing in Spring Festival at Roy Thomson Hall, being Head Prefect, and winning The Glen’s inaugural Governor General’s medal in his graduating year. More than this, he cherishes the lifelong friendships he made as a BVG lifer and the many incredible teachers that guided him in his journey.

Things have come full circle for Vinay, as the biggest highlight of his BVG experience is the fact that both of his daughters, Leela (Grade 6), and Meena (Grade 4) are following in his footsteps as students of Bayview Glen. Vinay can’t believe that it’s already been 25 years since he graduated from Bayview Glen and is looking forward to celebrating this milestone at the Alumni Reunion with his classmates. #BVG4Life

Vinay wearing his original Bayview Glen blazer and tie from 1993.
Vinay (right) accepting the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Grade 12 Graduation Evening.