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Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018
After graduating from Bayview Glen in 2004, Christopher Flora entered into the Computer Engineering co-operative programme at the University of Waterloo. Christopher was exposed to a variety of work opportunities that helped shape both his academic and career decisions. The co-op programme was invaluable to him and allowed him to work in a variety of different industries ranging from Financial Institutions to start-up companies in Silicon Valley. After completing his degree, Christopher started... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Wen-Hao Lue studied Software Engineering at University of Waterloo and graduated in 2014. During university he created Mantaphrase, a phrasebook app for travellers, and Mixbox, an interactive remixing app for iPad. He won pitch and business competition awards such as the Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Award and Velocity Demo Day Awards for Mixbox and Mantaphrase. Wen-Hao has worked at various companies and start-ups in Silicon Valley such as Twitter, Square and Glooko as a software engineer. At... Read More
Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018
The first Bayview Glen Alumni Wine Education Workshop on Thursday, March 1 was a great success. Over 30 alumni and their guests gathered at our Moatfield Campus in the J.T.M. Guest Theatre with sommelier Bernard Stramwasser to learn about the fundamentals of wine tasting, how wine is made and differences between red and white wine. Following the workshop, the participants enjoyed some delicious hors d’oeuvres to pair with wine and make connections with each other.    Special thanks to the... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Legendary film director Guillermo del Toro's movie The Shape of Water won Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards in California.  del Toro also won the prestigious Best Director honours. The Shape of Water captured Best Production Design and Original Score as well. The movie was nominated for a remarkable 13 Oscars. J. Miles Dale is the movie's producer and worked along side del Toro to bring the story to the big screen. Dale says "the win is a watershed moment for Canada." Read more here.... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018
"Medals are rewarding but being a great teammate is what it's all about." Vicky Sunohara knows a great deal about Olympic medals. The three time Olympian has two gold and one silver medal in women's hockey playing for Team Canada. Vicky visited our Lower School two days after our Canadian women captured the silver medal in Pyeongchang. "You may have seen a lot of tears but that's because you work hard for so long and your goal is the gold medal" said Vicky. "You want to win for your country... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2018
We were thrilled to be cheering for former Gryphons at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Results here:                National Cross Country team member Lenny Valjas ’06 is a champion skier and proud BVG alumnus.   Lenny made his Cross Country skiing Olympic debut in Sochi in 2014 and is a member of Team Canada at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.  Lenny won the World Cup bronze medal in Ulricehamn, Sweden when he was a member of the men’s 4×7.5km relay team in 2017. ... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ask a 5 year old if she knows how to code and you might be surprised to hear the answer is YES!  Instead of telling you about javascript, she'll more likely talk about this amazing video game she played that involved moving colour coded animated robots around a screen. Bayview Glen's Lower School has imbedded coding skills into the curriculum from SK to Grade 5.  Jesse Denison, our Director of Teacher and Learning, spoke at the January Parent Association meeting about the importance of digital... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018
It's not every day the remarkable Barbara Reid presents to kindergartners and teenagers in the same visit. The award winning Toronto author and artist is best known for her Plasticine art and prolific writing.  In the Lower School, Barbara spoke with Junior and Senior kindergarten students about the inspiration for her stories and the joy of working with Plasticine.  Her favourite part of using Plasticine is blending the colours to create entirely different looks in her pieces.  She did share... Read More
Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018
As part of the Prep School day of empathy, notable public speaker and IT expert Paul Davis delivered an impactful presentation to students in grades 4 through 12 about the use of technology in our daily lives. Mr Davis has spent 27 years in Information Technology and the last six years dedicating himself to education   He has spoken to more than 400,000 students in North America, along with the OPP, Department of Defence, Alberta RCMP and Canada Border Service. Mr Davis addressed issues... Read More
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017
In recognition of World Aids Day, Mr Moore's mentor group launched an Aids Awareness campaign centred around LA Dodgers baseball player Glenn Burke.                        Burke was credited with inventing the "high five". He was forced out of Major League Baseball at the age of 26 for being gay.  He was diagnosed with Aids and passed away in 1995. Glenn Burke, refusing to be deterred, worked in his community for years giving back through his volunteering. To honour his courage, the Upper... Read More