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Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
On Tuesday, March 5, Stephanie Hedges ’09 (right) and Katie Sakran ’09 (left) returned to Bayview Glen as alumni speakers at our last Career Breakfast of this school year, and shared their insights in the Healthcare industry with our current students and parents from the Prep and Upper School community.   Stephanie shared the functions and requirements to be a genetic counsellor and how she can imagine genetic counsellors emerging as the forefront of healthcare in the, possibly near, future.... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Stephanie Hedges graduated from Bayview Glen in 2009 and is a genetic counsellor at the Hospital for Sick Children (aka SickKids) in the Genetic Metabolic Clinic. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physiology from McGill University followed by a Master of Science degree in Genetic Counselling from the University of Toronto. As a genetic counsellor, Stephanie works alongside other health care professionals to provide patient centred care to families in the Genetics clinic. Discussing... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Since graduating from Bayview Glen in 2009, Katie Sakran completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Queen’s University in 2013. She continued her studies, earning an additional Honours Sociology degree from York University. In 2017, Katie began working full time in the behavioural sciences field, completing a work placement at the Camali Clinic in the Dubai Healthcare City of the UAE. There, she worked alongside a team of multidisciplinary mental healthcare professionals, focussing... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019
Since leaving Bayview Glen, I have been studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at University College London (UCL). Moving abroad is not the easiest thing one can do but it is something I have begun to really enjoy and make the most of. Life in London and the United Kingdom is certainly different from life in Canada. London is considerably larger than Toronto, and consequently there is a lot more to do. Museums, art galleries, history, restaurants, parks, and sporting events (yes,... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The hosting of regional network visits with Bayview Glen alumni continued with Mr. Hammond, Director of University Counselling, meeting with former students in Vancouver, B.C. in mid-January and those living and studying in London, U.K. in mid-February. Excitement over the visits was evident, with alumni from both regions reaching out to offer updates and to express a desire to stay in touch with Bayview Glen. The Vancouver alumni regional network was established three years ago and has shown... Read More
Posted by Bayview Glen Upper School Theatre on Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The wind outside is howling which means that it is time for this year's BVG rendering of Dracula! The Bayview Glen Upper School productions are well known for their breathtaking sets, dedicated actors, and true embodiment of the play they are performing. This year's production is no different with the entire student-run team working tirelessly to breathe life into the timeless characters. Join us on the 21st and the 22nd at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, no tickets or payments required.... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019
One of Canada's leading speakers on Cyber Safety delivered a powerful presentation to parents and Alumni as part of the ongoing Speaker Series at Bayview Glen. Paul Davis emphasized in his presentation "The Internet Never Forgets" that technology for children is a privilege and not a right. "Accountability and responsibility starts with the parents," said Paul. "It's up to adults to set the rules on screen time, when and where devices are allowed and what social media is permitted." Paul has... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019
     Put a room full of five-year olds together and ask them what they like about toys, chances are, you'll hear more than a few enthusiastic responses. How about taking the conversation one step further and requesting they put pencil to paper and start designing? This group of SKs dove right in and started creating.  But the process didn't end there.  Next up, building the toy they had imagined on paper. This is problem-based learning with a great deal of trial and error. What if the glue... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019
Bayview Glen has a long history of offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses to students in our Upper School.  Coordinated by the College Board, AP courses allow students to study and sit exams on selected subjects at a first-year university level, while also earning credits towards their high school diploma.  Not only do these courses offer students the opportunity to challenge themselves and explore subjects of special interest to them in greater depth, but many universities will grant... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019
   If you dropped by Ms Iafrate’s Grade 6 classroom, you’d be forgiven if you thought you were at conference on innovation in education.  Big ideas were flying around the room for ways to improve learning environments. The students were presenting their designs for their own middle schools with the focus on these questions:  What is school for? What is it designed to do and how can it be improved?  Using the programme floorplanner.com,  students tackled designs for individual spaces around a... Read More

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