Alumnae

Alumnae Association

Welcome from the YHS Alumnae Association
They-dies and Gentle-thems! My name is Devon Taylor, and I am honoured and excited to be the new President of the York House School Alumnae Association.
 
I am a fiercely proud third generation Yorkie who was taught the school song, “Onward and Upward” even before I got a spot in Ms. England’s kindergarten class in 1989!
 
My YHS legacy began in the early days of YHS with my Nana, Audrey (Wilson) Robson, Class of 1947. My great-grandparents moved to Vancouver in the late 1930s, by way of Victoria, settled in Kerrisdale and sent Audrey to York House. So, when it came time to send her three daughters to school, my Nana of course decided to send her girls to YHS. All three girls attended both the Junior and Senior Schools, with a few years hiatus in Toronto in the late 60s. All three girls were on the YHS Student Executive, Susan (Robson) Bauhart, Class of 1970 was Community Service Captain, Sally (Robson) Alston, Class of 1976 was Sports Captain, and my late Mum, Sherry (Robson) Taylor, Class of 1973 was Head Girl. And then came me, Vice Head Girl for the Class of 2002. Looking to the future, we’re hoping to be a four-generation family, as I now have a young daughter, Camryn, who is already eying a spot in the class of 2038!
 
To say that York House is in my blood is an understatement! My Mum was the Alumnae President multiple times…at least three I believe! She has a YHS Spirit Award named after her and she’s a lifetime member of both the Alumnae and Parents’ Association. Talk about a bit of an intimidating shadow to stand in.
 
However, I am excited to put my own stamp on the Alumnae Association during my term as President. I hope to engage more with both recent and golden alums, create new ways for us to stay connected, continue to bring the Barbeau Boutique (Used Uniform Shop) to our parents via the online shop, and bring a different voice to the group. As the Association’s first openly queer President, I hope to encourage other queer alums to reengage with the school, and show students, who might be questioning their identities or sexuality, that they too can be a leader and make a positive impact on this world.
 
May we as an alumnae organization continue to empower each other, and our future alums, to reach for the stars and stand out from a crowd.
 
I look forward to seeing you during my time as President and invite you to let us know how the Alumnae Association can continue to grow and connect with you in an ever changing world.

Sincerely,
Devon Taylor ‘02

Connect

A York House School education is a common bond for close to 4,000 women worldwide. Whether you want to receive the quarterly alumnae e-newsletter, volunteer, network or find old friends, the YHS Alumnae Department is here for you.

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We are also working to connect recent graduates and students with alumnae who have volunteered to give career coaching. Learn more about our Mentorship Program.

Alumnae Association Executive

President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Past President
 
Directors at Large
 
 
 

Honorary Executive
Devon Taylor '02
Connie Chan '95
Julia (Smith) Grant '99
Claire Hunter '96
Courtney (Smith) Cousineau '99
 
Ishita (Kalia) Hayer '98
Jocelyn Mcgowan '99
Nicole Morton '14
Andrea Cheng '13
 
Margaret (Owen) Barbeau '54*
Lisa Greczmiel '82
Pauline (Agnew) Hall '54
Diana (Cliff) Maughan '70
Sherry (Robson) Taylor '73*

*Deceased

Alumnae Chapters

York House School Alumnae Association has a worldwide network of Yorkies, with numerous chapters in major cities around the world. Please check out our Chapters here and visit the individual Chapter Facebook pages.

Canada

Victoria Alumnae Chapter
Christine (Stefanitsis) Wood '85

Calgary Alumnae Chapter
Hasti Pourriahi '15

Toronto Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Golnar (Khosrowshahi) Winston '89
Recent Grad Chairs: Yassi Mohseni '01, Stephanie Tait '00, and Shira Druker '12

Ottawa Alumnae Chapter
Gillian Johnson '03

Montreal Alumnae Chapter 
Jacqueline Smith '20

Kingston Alumnae Chapter
Haley Forgacs '18

London Alumnae Chapter
Justine Lau '18

Okanagan Alumnae Chapter
Katherine (Mortimer) Pisiak '79

USA

New York Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Sara Genn '90, Shelley Saxton '74, and Andrea Jang '00

Northern California Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Katherine (Black) Stephens '90 and Harrup Kaur (Pannu) '93

Southern California Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Jenny Chu '05 and Melissa Rundle '02

Seattle Alumnae Chapter
Emily Glass '97

United Kingdom

London, UK Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Emma Cheevers '94, Barbara (Bentley) Hislop '72, and Jamie Lee Wright '03

Scotland Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Ailsa (Aitken) Campbell '88 and Victoria Lopez '96

Rest of the World

Hong Kong Alumnae Chapter
May Lee '90, Clarissa Wu '03, and Tiffany Tsui '09

Israel Alumnae Chapter
Chair: Noa Gur-Arieh '10