News and Events
By: Sherry Darvish – Head Coach and Bayview Glen Parent
On March 10, 2021, the aspiring lawyers in Bayview Glen’s Law Club participated in the Ontario Justice Education Network’s (OJEN) Twitter Moot competition. The OJEN Twitter Moot competition is an online debate. High school students from across the province of Ontario participate in the online discussion by tweeting their opinions on a thought-provoking question with a myriad of legal implications. This competition offers students a fun opportunity to learn about important and contentious legal issues facing our society. The topic this time was about mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, a topic that we have all probably thought or read about as we navigate these challenging pandemic times.
Students in the competition were asked to provide comments on the following question:
Would a law that made COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for all Canadians infringe the rights set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? If so, would that infringement be justified under section 1 of the Charter?
The question is not an easy one to answer as it raises many legal and policy issues intersecting health care, race, division of powers, and constitutional matters to name a few. However, this challenge did not stop the students in the BVG Law Club from providing intelligent and thoughtful comments to the question. Many of their comments earned them re-tweets such as the following:
“Even though the Supreme Court of Canada has never before upheld a violation of section 7 using the Oakes test, the Court has claimed that “natural disasters, the outbreak of war, epidemics, and the like are instances where such a violation may be acceptable”.
At the end of a debate filled day, the BVG Law Club took home one of the coveted OJEN awards for providing the most engaging discussion. Congratulations to all the BVG law club students on their achievement. To read more tweets from the day please visit @BVG_LawClub on Twitter.
Parent Association Online Social: Mixology
Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom
On behalf of the Parent Association, thank you to all those who joined our BVG (Beach Virtual Getaway)! It was a fun evening and we learned some cool tips and tricks from Mixologist Mark. We also want to sincerely thank all of our generous donors who helped make the event a success. Please be sure to check out their Instagram accounts tagged below.
We look forward to seeing you all at our next event in the Spring.
@brvndtender - Mark Lourenco (Mixologist)
@shopcocomarket - Coco Market
@radfordbeauty - Radford Beauty
@radfordstudio - Radford Studio
@aitorontoseoul - ai Toronto Seoul
@candycrush.designs - Candy Crush Designs
@vicvilo - Victoria Village Optometry
We wish Alexis ongoing success as his journey continues in the USA and worldwide.
#alumnispotlight #alumnisuccess #kidsentertainment
Video Source: Good Day Sacramento CBS
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.
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).
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.
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: https://canadasoccer.com/news/20210221-canwnt-v-arg/
Photo Source: Jordyn Listro Instagram @jordylistro
Photo Source: Canada Soccer Twitter @CanadaSoccerEN
Interview Video Source: Canada Soccer Twitter @CanadaSoccerEN
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