Congratulations to the Bayview Glen Class of 2021 Graduates and the Bayview Glen Distinguished Alumni Award 2021 Recipient

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Welcome to our newest members of the Bayview Glen Alumni Association, #BVGgrads2021. Congratulations on your graduation and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Congratulations also to #BVGAlumni J-M Erlendson ’03 (pdf) on being selected by the Bayview Glen Alumni Association Board as the recipient of this year’s Bayview Glen Distinguished Alumni Award 2021, which honours and acknowledges J-M’s remarkable accomplishments in his chosen professions and the community. J-M Erlendson graduated from Bayview Glen in 2003, and is an internationally-recognized process engineering expert, a successful arts entrepreneur and a highly accomplished professional musician. If you would like to nominate a Bayview Glen graduate (or yourself) for the 2022 award, please complete the nomination form online.

Please join our Alumni social media channels to stay connected. We look forward to seeing you again soon and can’t wait to hear about your adventures. Have a safe and wonderful summer!

Please join our Alumni social media channels to stay connected. We look forward to seeing you again soon and can’t wait to hear about your adventures. Have a safe and wonderful summer!

The collected graduation photos of the class of 2021

Virtual Career Development Talk with #BVGAlumni Speaker and Author Rosemary Yeremian ’93

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On Wednesday, June 16, the Bayview Glen Alumni Association hosted our next virtual career development talk on Zoom with #BVGAlumni speaker and author Rosemary Yeremian ’93.

Rosemary shared some strategies and tips with our alumni and school community on how to forge your own career path to a successful future, and how to navigate the challenges of succeeding in business:

  1. Do the hard work
  2. Find your cheerleader and mentor networking
  3. When things don’t go well, turn another direction

Thank you to everyone for their participation and involvement. Congratulations to the lucky winner of our free signed book giveaway.

If you are interested in ordering a copy of Rosemary’s new book “STEP UP”, please visit her website at www.stepupinbusiness.com and use this special discount code “BVG20” for an additional 20% off (total 40% off her book price).

Please stay tuned for details on other alumni events in the fall. Have a safe and wonderful summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone again at our next alumni event.

#BVGAlumni Speaker and Author Profile

Rosemary Yeremian graduated from Bayview Glen in 1993 and holds a Masters degree in Political Science and a Certificate of Financial Statement Analysis from the University of Quebec. Rosemary is currently the Vice President, Corporate Strategy at X-energy Canada and was the President of Thermodyne Engineering with over 20 years of executive experience in the nuclear, aerospace and military sectors. She sits on a number of Boards, including: Women in Aerospace Canada and the Ontario Aerospace Council, and is an active member of the American Nuclear Society. After a lifetime of learning about how to succeed in those fields, she now aspires to help empower other individuals to move their careers ahead with dignity and based on merit.

Spring 2021 Virtual Alumni Events

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screen shot of the zoom jeopardy event

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances, we regrettably cannot host our annual Alumni Reunion Weekend in person again this year. Thereby, the Bayview Glen Alumni Association, in collaboration with the Parent Association, was delighted to present two virtual events over the last weekend of May 2021 for our alumni and school community to keep the tradition going.

#BVGAlumni Reunion 2021 Virtual Jeopardy Game
Friday, May 28, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Online via Zoom

On the evening of Friday, May 28, the Alumni Association hosted our first ever virtual Alumni Reunion event over Zoom with a great turnout.

A wide span of alumni from the class of 1991 to recent grads, especially those alumni in different time zones (Berlin, Hong Kong, etc.) were excited to participate in the BVG-themed virtual Jeopardy game and valued the opportunities to reconnect with their former classmates and teachers even in a virtual setting and breakout rooms on Zoom.

Thanks to the BVGAA Board Members for organizing this virtual alumni event. Special thanks to Mr. Reynolds for hosting the fun game for us, and thanks also to Andre Forsythe ’01 for sharing their Class of 2001 commemorative video with us during the event.

Big congrats to those alumni in the honoured classes for their milestone reunion celebrations. Congratulations also to the top 3 winners of the game – Jonathan Metrick ’01, Jeffrey Pong ’14 and Lexi Paradis ’07. We will reach out to them individually for the gift card prizes.

Please stay connected and we look forward to seeing you all again online and at future alumni events.

Virtual Children’s Book Reading with #BVGAlumni Author Layla Ahmad ’10
Saturday, May 29, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. | Online via Zoom

Author Layla Ahmad at a zoom event

As part of the Parent Association Virtual Spring Family Fun Fair on Saturday, May 29, alumni with young children, as well as current students and parents enjoyed the virtual book reading on Zoom with alumni author Layla Ahmad ‘10 for her new children’s picture book “When Mom’s Away”, launched recently in April 2021 via Second Story Press and illustrated by Layla’s mom and past parent Farida Zaman.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Layla’s book, enter discount code MOMSAWAY15 at checkout for 15% off your book (May 24-June 5) when ordering via the Second Story Press website.

We are grateful for the community support of our alumni authors, and look forward to seeing everyone again at our next alumni author event in June.

Please visit the Alumni Events webpage for more information and online registrations.

Career Breakfast on Psychology

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On Tuesday, March 2, Courtney Chow ’11 and Erin Matsuba ’15 joined our last online Career Breakfast of the school year as alumni speakers, and shared their insights in the Psychology industry with our current students and parents from the Prep and Upper School community.

Though they both studied psychology, they have had very different and impactful career journeys. Courtney, through her passion for dance and her connection with the National Ballet School, volunteered with the “Dance with Parkinson’s” programme. This led her to researching and studying Clinical Mental Health Counselling with a specialization in Dance Movement Therapy. Erin shared how she discovered her interest in psychology through the “Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology” class she took with Ms. Dybala, along with her time working at Bayview Glen Day Camp. She affirmed to current students that it is okay to be unsure of what you want to do. “You are fortunate to have both choice and time on your side.” Both alumnae reflected on why they chose this field and highlighted the positive impact you can have on other people’s lives, their future and the broader community.

Thank you to Courtney and Erin for their involvement and support of our school community. All three online Career Breakfasts were great successes and featured inspirational alumni speakers. We look forward to seeing you at the Career Breakfasts next year.

Courtney Chow presenting slides - my advice, get involved, seek support, follow your passion
Erin Matsuba presenting slides - end career goals, pediatric clinic neuropsychologist

Alumni Spotlight: Erin Matsuba ’15

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Erin Matsuba, B.A. & Sc., attended McGill University following her graduation from Bayview Glen in 2015. In 2019, she graduated from McGill with First Class Honours in Cognitive Science with a Minor in Psychology. Erin is currently a Doctoral Student at Syracuse University, where she studies Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using neuroimaging techniques such as electroencephalography. Erin is also a Student Clinician at the Psychological Services Center, where she provides therapy to children and adults diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ASD and more.

Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Chow ’11, LMHC, R-DMT

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Courtney Chow graduated from Bayview Glen in 2011 with honours and received the Catherine Benson Citizenship Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from McGill University’15 and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling with a specialization in Dance/Movement Therapy from Lesley University’18, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Licensed as a Mental Health Counsellor, Courtney worked in Boston as a Clinical Supervisor for Bay Cove Human Services providing community mental health treatment to at risk adults with addiction and mental health disorders. She recently returned to Toronto and is waiting for licensure with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

Alumni Spotlight: Jordyn Listro ’13

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Photo Source: Jordyn Listro Instagram @jordylistro

We are proud to share that #BVGAlumni Jordyn Listro ’13 has been selected to join the Canadian women’s soccer national team roster for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, FL, USA.

Jordyn made her international “A” debut for Canada on February 21 against Argentina, and the Canada team won the match with a 1:0 victory.

Read more here.

Photo Source: Canada Soccer Twitter @CanadaSoccerEN

BVG L!NK Resources Library

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The collective wisdom of leading career experts is now exclusively at your fingertips. The BVG L!NK Resources library is home to 200+ career-related webinars by leading experts on topics like Industry Insights, LinkedIn, Interview, Resumes/CVs, and Salary Negotiation. Simply sign in and click on “Resources” in the top menu to check it out. Join now to learn more: bvglink.firsthand.co.

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