Supporting #BVGAlumni Businesses

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Alumni Associatino Supporting #BVGAlumni Businesses

Many #BVGAlumni have transformed their passions into rewarding careers by starting and sustaining a variety of businesses locally or worldwide.

If you are a Bayview Glen graduate who owns a business or offers a professional service, please complete the online form and we would be happy to feature you on our alumni social media channels.

We are hoping to help drive the Bayview Glen school community to you by highlighting your business or service, even if you are not currently open but are promoting gift card sales or other special offers.

Please contact us at alumni@bayviewglen.ca if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing your story and helping to support #BVGAlumni businesses during these unprecedented times.

Virtual Book Reading with #BVGAlumni Author Jordyn Taylor ’08

Alumni, Events
Jordyn Taylor with her two book covers

The Bayview Glen Alumni Association was excited to present our first virtual event with #BVGAlumni author Jordyn Taylor ’08 on Wednesday, December 9.

Members of the Bayview Glen community participated in the virtual book reading of Jordyn’s debut young adult novel The Paper Girl of Paris, and interacted with Jordyn directly during the Q & A session with lots of great questions and participations.

In addition, Jordyn talked about her upcoming young adult novel Don’t Breathe a Word, scheduled to be published in May 2021.

Congratulations to Jessi S. who was randomly drawn as the lucky winner of our free signed book giveaway.

Please stay tuned for details on other virtual alumni events in the new year. We hope to see everyone again at our next event.

About the Author:
Jordyn Taylor graduated from Bayview Glen in 2008 and is the 2020 recipient (pdf) of the Bayview Glen Distinguished Alumnus Award. Based in New York City, Jordyn is the deputy editor of content at Men’s Health magazine, and the author of two young adult novels: The Paper Girl of Paris (2020) and Don’t Breathe a Word (2021), both with HarperTeen. Jordyn is also an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. To find out more about Jordyn and her books, please visit her website at jordynhtaylor.com, or on Twitter and Instagram) (@jordynhtaylor).

Author Jordyn Taylor on a zoom call

Career Breakfast on Periodontics and Orthopedics

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On Tuesday, December 1, two talented alumni – Dr. Vinay Bhide ’93 and Dr. Fahim Merali ’06 – joined our second online Career Breakfast as guest speakers and shared their insights in the Periodontics and Orthopedics professions with our current students and parents from the Prep and Upper School community.
 
What great advice from two of our alumni for students interested in pursuing medical career paths.  “Doing what you love is freedom. Loving what you do is happiness.” It was clear from Dr. Bhide that he does what he loves and loves what he does. He introduced us to the periodontic field of dentistry and the functional and cosmetic transformation that it provides to his patients. He also shared how his practice is also a business and as such provides the ability to be your own boss and create the lifestyle you desire, though you are also responsible for the financial sustainability to your employees. Dr. Merali echoed the same message. His advice to students – don’t do it if your heart isn’t in it, sometimes you might feel like you’re flying by the seat of your pants and that’s okay, you need to take care of your mental health, and finally, and most importantly, be kind. This has helped him grow his network and build his reputation among colleagues and administrators and has led to further career opportunities. He shared how his own career path allowed him to continue to learn as family medicine is a great career path that provides avenues for growth.
 
The last Career Breakfast of the school year is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. to be held online via Microsoft Teams. Please stay tuned for more details. We look forward to seeing you at our next Career Breakfast.

A slide from Dr. Bhide's presentation about dentistry
A slide from Dr. Merali highlighting his experience

Bayview Glen Alumni Association New President and Board Chair

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The Bayview Glen Alumni Association (BVGAA) is pleased to announce Christian Medeiros ’12 as its new President and Board Chair. Mr. Medeiros will serve as the fourth President of the BVGAA. 

headshot of Christian Medieros

“It has been a true privilege to have been a part of the BVGAA Board over the past years. We have come a long way since 2017 and I hope the alumni agree that we have been able to provide significant opportunities for meaningful participation and interactions within our community,” said Christopher Yeretsian ’08, Past President of the BVGAA. “I look forward to witnessing the next chapter and what the astounding talent on the Board will accomplish in the years ahead.”

Sincere thanks to Chris as we would not be here without his long history of contribution and his refounding of the BVGAA Board’s present iteration.
 
Christian has been on the Bayview Glen Alumni Association Board since it was refounded by Chris in 2017, where he served on the Governance and Awards Committees. Christian joined TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) in August 2015 and is currently a Vice President and Associate Portfolio Manager on the Asset Allocation Team. Christian graduated from the University of Toronto, where he studied International Relations.
 
Christian’s near-term vision for the Alumni Association is to continue to expand and support the alumni community, even though we are unable to host physical events and reunions at this time. Longer term he would like to build on Bayview Glen’s strong community foundations by increasing alumni mentorship and community engagement. Further, he plans for the Alumni Association Board to be an advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity in the Bayview Glen community at large.

If you are interested in getting involved on the BVGAA Board, please complete the online nomination form here.

Upcoming Event: Virtual Book Reading with #BVGAlumni Author Jordyn Taylor ’08

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The Bayview Glen Alumni Association is excited to present our first virtual event with #BVGAlumni author Jordyn Taylor ’08. Join us on Wednesday, December 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a virtual reading of Jordyn’s debut young adult novel The Paper Girl of Paris, followed by an interactive Q & A session with Jordyn. This is a complimentary event for all members of the Bayview Glen community and will be held online via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please register online at Alumni Events to receive the Zoom event link in the confirmation email. Everyone who registers and attends this event will be entered in a giveaway draw for a chance to win a free copy of The Paper Girl of Paris signed by Jordyn. We look forward to “seeing” you all at the event.

brochure for the event, replicates the details in the blog post.

Career Breakfast on Professional Athletics

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headshots of the two speakers

On Tuesday, October 27, we were pleased to host our first Career Breakfast for this school year online via Microsoft Teams Live Event to explore a day in the life in Professional Athletics with two of our alumni, Spencer Estey ’12 and Jordyn Listro ’13.
 
It was interesting to hear about their differing perspectives regarding professional athletics. Spencer opened our eyes to a variety of career possibilities, such as the use of data analytics on player performance and how it has led to improved decision making and better results in the field. He also shared some wise advice – focus on a specific sport and figure out the skills that would be the most beneficial, then learn those skills and apply them to a sports team. Jordyn shared her journey as a professional soccer player both in Spain and now in Orlando. She reflected honestly on her challenges and encouraged students to take similar steps as she did. By persevering through uncomfortable situations, surrounding herself with a positive support group (which she formed at Bayview Glen), going the extra mile and remaining focussed on her end goals, Jordyn can truly say she is living her dream.
 
The next Career Breakfasts are scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020 and Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. online via Microsoft Teams Live Event. Please stay tuned for more details.

Spencer on a zoom call
jordyn presenting a slide deck

Alumni Spotlight: Jordyn Listro ’13

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Jordyn Listro in a soccer jersey

Jordyn Listro graduated from Bayview Glen in 2013. She currently plays professional soccer for Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States. She was a member of Team Ontario for four years before competing at the international level for the U17 Canadian National Team, who competed in the FIFA World Cup in Azerbaijan. From there she received a full scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 soccer at the University of South Florida. After captaining the team for her final two years she graduated with a degree in Health Sciences and began her professional soccer career in the first division of the women’s La Liga in Spain. After her career in Spain she decided to move into the medical device industry and worked as an orthopedic sales representative for Stryker before returning to professional soccer in 2019.