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Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019
Lisa Sonshine knows how to light up a room.  The Lower School atrium was filled with music and high energy as children’s entertainers Sonshine and Broccoli took to the stage. The BVG Alumna met her musical partner Brock Burford in the prestigious Sheridan College Musical Theatre programme. That fateful meeting was the beginning of a 15-year career as Sonshine and Broccoli.  Their success has been meteoric. They have a China tour booked this summer and are hoping for a Juno nomination for... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
"Unlike footprints on the sand that can be washed away by the ocean, a digital footprint can last for years."  Cybersecurity expert Paul Davis. With more than 25 years of experience in the world of Information Technology, Paul Davis is our featured guest in January as part of our ongoing Speaker Series. He has spoken to more than 400,000 students in North America, along with the OPP, Department of Defense, Alberta RCMP and Canada Border Service.  Paul spoke to our students about how to... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
On Tuesday, December 4, Nicole Peirce ’08 and Rafi Saeed ’09 returned to Bayview Glen as alumni speakers at our second Career Breakfast, and shared their insights in the Business and Finance industry with our current students and parents from the Prep and Upper School community. Nicole shared her top three pieces of advice – try everything possible, nurture quality relationships, and embrace opportunities outside of your comfort zone. She reminisced about Ms. Jessup encouraging her to join the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Nicole Peirce graduated from Bayview Glen in 2008 and is the Director of Partnerships at Carrot Rewards - a mobile app company with nearly 1 million users that utilizes popular loyalty points and behavioural science to incentivize Canadians to live healthier lives. Nicole studied Business at the University of New Mexico, while competing at the NCAA Division 1 level in swimming, ultimately becoming captain of the team in her final year. Nicole began her career in insurance and migrated into... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Rafi Saeed graduated from Bayview Glen in 2009 and is a Senior Associate in Deloitte's M&A Advisory practice in Toronto. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University, and in his current role, he focusses on performing financial and commercial due diligence on companies in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this, he worked in Deloitte's audit practice for four years, where he earned his Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant designations.
Posted on Friday, November 23, 2018
Since graduating from Bayview Glen in 2016, Yazmeen Jamieson has been pursuing her undergraduate degree at Carleton University receiving a scholarship and a well-earned spot on the varsity team. Yazmeen is now in her third year majoring in Communications and Media Studies with a minor in African Studies and Anthropology. In her first year of university, she was called down to play for the U20 Jamaican Women’s National soccer team and had to miss most of November-January to play in the U20 Women... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2018
Recognized for his remarkable achievements as a young business leader, Moez Kassam ’99 has been named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2018. Founded in 1995 by Caldwell Partners, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 is an awards programme that identifies young achievers in Canadian business, visionaries and innovators changing the way things are done. With over a decade of experience as a successful entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, business partner, philanthropist, and board member, Moez brings a wealth... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2018
Thank you to the alumni and guests for joining the Alumni Coffee Tasting Social 2018 at Boxcar Social Summerhill on the morning of Saturday, October 20. All participants had a great time learning and tasting different kinds of coffee from various origins. Please stay tuned for the next event in the Alumni Education Event Series. More event photos are available in the Photo Gallery.  We look forward to seeing you again at future alumni events.
Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2018
Dayna Stein graduated from Bayview Glen in 2009 and is the founder of Bare Market - Toronto's one-stop shop for package-free goods. Dayna has a Bachelor of Science in sustainable food systems and food security and a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability. Prior to starting Bare Market, Dayna was a consultant working with clients across sectors on sustainable food systems and social enterprise development. Now she spends her days making refillable body, home care (and... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018
James Finlay ’06 is currently the Director of Sales and Distribution at Juice Worldwide, a division of Vubiquity (an Amdocs company). Juice is a top provider of both technical solutions and content licensing for the world’s leading “Over-The-Top” platforms including, iTunes, Netflix, Amazon and many others. Prior to his role at Juice, James worked in business affairs for RTR Media, digital services for Cookie Jar Entertainment then DHX Media, permit member of IATSE 873, and has also worked in... Read More

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