Parent Association Halloween Fun Parade 2021

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Our first ever Halloween Fun Parade event held on Sunday, October 31, 2021 on the Lower School Field was a great success. Kids came in costumes, candy was a plenty and Upper School students dressed up to put on a fun event for the kids. Special thanks to Anson Funds, owned by two Bayview Glen alumni Moez Kassam ’99 and Amin Nathoo ’99, for sponsoring this event.

Toronto Public Health Vaccination Resources for Students ages 5 to 11

COVID-19

Dear Parents,

Attached please find two information flyers from Toronto Public Health on vaccinations of students ages 5 to 11 years old.

TPH Vaccination Resources

TPH Vaccination Webinar Dates


One is an upcoming webinar and the other is from Sick Kids Covid-19 Vaccine Consult Services, where you can make an appointment to have your questions answered.

These are for information purposes only. I hope you find them helpful.

Sincerely,

Eileen Daunt
Head of School

Career Breakfast on Law

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Virtual Career Breakfast Oct 26, 2021

On Tuesday, October 26, we were pleased to host our first virtual Career Breakfast for this school year via Microsoft Teams to explore a day in the life in Law with two of our Bayview Glen alumni, Ashley McKenzie ’05 and Andrew Jerjian ’06.

We are grateful to Ashley and Andrew for sharing with us all the many facets of the lawyer profession including learning about the difference between a barrister and a solicitor and how the work that you do are similar yet so different. Ashley walked through her journey from originally studying sciences to studying law with the help of several mentors she had while at the University of Toronto. Through her summer internships she was exposed to a plethora of experiences from a police ride along one Saturday night in Toronto to fly-in court in Kenora and many more in between. Andrew studied Law in the UK since it is a programme only offered at the post-graduate level in Canada and as a result of taking the Canadian and International Law course, taught by Mr. Chapman, he decided he wanted to enter directly into the legal discipline. After studying at Cornell University and the University of Oxford, and working at some of the top British law firms globally, he has moved back to Toronto to continue specializing in the energy and infrastructure sectors in North America. He explained how he has worked in different sub sectors like wind, solar and transportation, advising on the development and financing of these projects. If you can think of an activity, there is a field of Law for it!

The next Career Breakfasts are scheduled for Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. online via Microsoft Teams. Please stay tuned for more details.

Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Jerjian ’06

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Career Breakfast Alumni Speaker Andrew Jerjian '05

Andrew Jerjian graduated from Bayview Glen in 2006 and is a Toronto-based associate in the Global Infrastructure & Projects Group at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. He has experience acting for lenders, export credit agencies, equity investors, sponsors and borrowers on a wide variety of international project development, finance and M&A transactions in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. Andrew has advised on transactions in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia in sectors including wind, solar PV, nuclear, oil & gas, shipping and smart metering. Andrew has been a lawyer at international law firms Clifford Chance LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP in London, UK. While in the UK, Andrew was seconded to HSBC as in-house counsel, where he worked on export, asset and infrastructure finance transactions. Andrew is a dual-qualified lawyer in New York and England. Prior to qualifying as a lawyer in England, Andrew pursued a two-year training contract at Clifford Chance LLP in London, UK. During his training contract, he worked in the corporate/M&A, energy & infrastructure and capital markets groups, as well as in the international arbitration group in Paris, France.

Alumni Spotlight: Ashley McKenzie ’05

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Career Breakfast Alumni Speaker Ashley McKenzie '05

Ashley McKenzie graduated from Bayview Glen in 2005 and is counsel for the Government of Ontario. She is currently counsel for the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. She has also acted as litigation counsel in the Constitutional Law Branch and legal counsel to the Deputy Attorney General. Ashley has extensive experience advising, acting for and representing the Crown across various subject areas. She has represented the Crown in constitutional litigation regarding carbon tax stickers, bargaining rights and minimum vision requirements for bus drivers. She had the unique opportunity to negotiate agreements to support the first Indigenous self-government arrangements in Ontario. She also advises on and drafts bills for consideration by the Legislature. As legal counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, Ashley’s portfolio included Indigenous justice, justice modernization initiatives and all civil legal advice and representation for the Province. Ashley graduated from the University of Toronto (Trinity College) with a Bachelor of Sciences (Hon.) in 2009, and from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2012. She started working for the Ontario government as a summer law student in 2010, where she focussed on criminal law and general civil litigation services.

Parent Association Family Fun Walk 2021

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September 26, 2021 was the Parent Association Family Fun Walk 2021. Thank you to all the families who came out to our first in-person event this school year to kick off the school’s 60th anniversary celebration. We were very happy to see so many smiling faces and cute four-legged friends. We hope that you enjoyed your walk through the Betty Sutherland Trail on what turned out to such a beautiful sunny September morning. We look forward to seeing you in person and virtually at our events throughout this year.

Alumni Spotlight: Christian Mele ’15

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Alumni Spotlight Christian Mele '15

Congratulations to #BVGAlumni Christian Mele ’15 on receiving the Mitacs Lab2Market Award for his research in pressure ulcer monitoring. The Lab2Market programme is Canada’s national-level research commercialization programme led by Ryerson University, University of Manitoba, Dalhousie University and Memorial University. We wish Christian all the best as he continues his Masters study at the University of Waterloo.