Dr. Fahim Merali graduated from Bayview Glen in 2006. He works at the Dovigi Orthopedic Sports Medicine clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a family physician from Toronto who completed his MSc in Global Health and MD at McMaster University, followed by a Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He earned his Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2017. He is an accredited member of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Merali works with a wide range of both elite and amateur athletes. He travels internationally with the Canadian Junior National Men’s Basketball Team, while he has provided season and event coverage for organizations such as the National Hockey League as a bubble physician and the Raptors 905.
Dr. Vinay Bhide is a BVG lifer and graduated from Bayview Glen in 1993. He then went to McMaster University for the prestigious Arts and Science Programme following which he attended the University of Toronto for dental school from which he earned his DDS degree in 2001. He then subsequently completed a one-year internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Not yet done learning, he decided to specialize in Periodontics and completed his Master of Science and specialty training in Periodontology at the University of Toronto in 2005. Since then, Dr. Bhide has enjoyed a blended career practicing periodontics full-time in the GTA combined with a part-time teaching position as a clinical instructor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Toronto where he is involved in didactic and clinical teaching of periodontics at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Dr. Bhide is also a staff periodontist at Sinai Health System Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Bhide was appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured locally and internationally and published on various topics related to periodontics and surgical implant dentistry. Two things that he is most proud of are winning the Bayview Glen Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2013 and his 2 daughters Leela (Grade 9) and Meena (Grade 7) who are also students at Bayview Glen.
Thank you to two #BVGAlumni, Dr. Effy Germanis '03 (doTERRA Oils @the_essential_oil_balance) and Sara Scheuermann '05 (handmade ceramics @steapedslow), for joining our first Virtual Merry Market as vendors this year and showcased their businesses to the Bayview Glen school community.
If you are a Bayview Glen alum who owns a business or offers a professional service, please let us know and we would be happy to feature your business on our alumni social media channels. We are hoping to help drive the school community to you by highlighting your business, even if you are not currently open but are promoting gift card sales or other special offers.
To participate in this #BVGAlumni business feature opportunity, please send your business information and a few photos to Mandy Lau, Director of Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to sharing your story and helping to support #BVGAlumni businesses during these unusual times!
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.
“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.
A big congratulations to #BVGAlumni Dayna Stein '09 for being named as one of Canada's Top 30 under 30 Sustainability Leaders in 2020 by Corporate Knights, and was featured in the Globe and Mail on November 10. We are very proud of her amazing accomplishments and wish her continued success in all that she does.
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 bayviewglen.ca/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.
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.
Spencer Estey graduated from Bayview Glen in 2012. He is a Baseball Systems Developer at the Toronto Blue Jays. He develops information systems that are used in player evaluation and started working for the team in 2016 as a co-op student at the University of Waterloo. Spencer graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Math degree, majoring in statistics. Math and sports, specifically baseball, have long been interests of Spencer. He started considering using computer science to blend the two as a career while at Bayview Glen and at prior co-op placements during university. Spencer hit a home run in batting practice at Rogers Centre in 2018 and finished the 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.