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Alumni 2010 to 2014



[Updated 4 May 2022]

Below, you will find the profiles of alumni who graduated from Newman between 2010 and 2014.

Alumni are listed in alpha order, by family name, in the table below as are their profiles.

Alumnus                       Years at Newman​
​Vincent Adulfo 2010 - 2014​
Gabriel Broderick 2009 - 2013​
Michael Bunting 2009 - 2012
Fredriz Cantilado 2009 - 2013
Bradley Connor 2008 - 2012
​Cailin Doherty 2011 - 2015​
Joshua Hanif 2007 - 2011​
​Alicia K. Harris   2007 - 2011
​Madison Kalbhenn 2008 - 2012​
Joshua Kuzminski ​2008 - 2012
​Xylk Lorena 2007 - 2011​
​Michael Manu 2009 - 2013​
​Dasia Morris 2007 - 2011​
Alonzo Moore 2006 - 2010
​Lory Mpiana 2010 - 2014​
​Alexandra Orasanu 2007 - 2011​
​Jonathan Tay 2007 - 2011​
Francesco Yates   2008 - 2011
Vincent Adulfo 2010 - 2014

Vincent Adulfo was a student at Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2010-2014, where he was part of the Chess Team with Mr. Hansen in grades 9 and 10.  In Grade 12 he participated in table tennis and won bronze medal in mixed doubles with coaches Mr. Pajala and Mrs. Ercoli.

Vincent attended Centennial College where he graduated as an Electrical Engineering Technician.  He aims to further his studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto. 
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In May 2019 he participated in the Scarborough Chess Championship, which is an 8 round tournament. He placed 12th out of 106 players.  In August 2019 Vincent participated in the Japan Chess Classic in Tokyo which was a 7 round event. He finished 45th out of 71 players.

Vincent is now a ranked chess player in the Canadian Chess Federation as well as in the Federation Internationale des Echecs.  He looks forward to the playing in more tournaments and improving his standing. You can follow his ranking on this link at the International Chess Federation. 

Gabriel Broderick   2009 - 2013

Gabriel Broderick attended Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2009 – 2013. He was deeply involved in Track and Field, Newman drama Productions of Picasso at the Lapin Agile & The 25th Annual Putum County Spelling Bee, Student Council, Mentorshp/ Leadership, Camp Olympia (host year) Catholic School’s United Nations Assembly, Debate competitions and ultimate frisbee. He also participated in community partnerships with the Toronto Police’s outreach work. Gabriel Broderick 2009 to 2013.JPG

Gabriel went on to attend the University of Guelph, double majoring in Anthropology and Political Science. At Guelph he specialized in international conflict, cross cultural communication and cultural language shift. Away from academics, Gabriel ran varsity track with the U of G Gryphons for two seasons and went on to be an assistant coach to the sprints relay team, going on to win two back to back national championships. Gabriel further worked closely on campus to improve student life, sitting on multiple panels and advisory councils working on making university campuses more equitable spaces for Indigenous students and students of color. Graduating in 2017, Gabriel went on to work in the United States during the build up towards midterm elections. Settling on two campaigns in Chicago’s 5th congressional district and Austin’s 11th congressional district, Gabriel ran communications strategy for both candidates.

Returning home to Toronto, Gabriel taught at the Aga Khan Museum and  assistant coordinated at the Royal Ontario Museum under the family programing and events department, specializing in outreach programing for audiences of color and traditional marginalized individuals. 

Currently Gabriel is working for the Honorable John McKay MP of Scarborough Guildwood as his communications and constituency assistant. Further Gabriel volunteers at various homeless shelters across the city as well as running communications for Hygiene on Wheels – a mobile hygiene station for folks who are in need.

Michael Bunting   2009 - 2012
Mike Bunting has been called up by the Arizona Coyotes and made his NHL debut  11th December 2018, in Boston. Michael scored a goal in a stellar performance with the Coyotes in his first NHL game against the Boston Bruins.
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Newman Grad Signs NHL Contract (posted Sept 30/2015)
Mike Bunting, a 2013 graduate of Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, signed a 3-year entry level contract (ELC) with the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League.
Michael Bunting is an 18 year old graduate of Blessed Cardinal Newman High School who has just been drafted into the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes.  Bunting was named the Blessed Cardinal Newman High School (Toronto) athlete of the year multiple times, excelling in ice hockey, badminton and volleyball. "I was all over the map with sports," Bunting said. "I also played ball hockey in the summer. That helped a lot." 
Passed over twice in the OHL draft, Bunting led the Don Mills Flyers to the 2013 OHA Championship with 27 goals in 28 games before drafted in the ninth round by Sault Ste. Marie last year. He suffered an MCL strain in January of his rookie OHL season but still made an impression on NHL scouts with his commitment, intensity, attention to detail and scoring.

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Bunting scored his first career OHL hat trick in the Greyhounds’ 8-3 win over the Sarnia Sting on Oct. 23, 2013 and finished with 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 48 games in his rookie season with Sault Ste. Marie. He missed 20 of the team’s regular-season contests due to a knee injury, but returned to lead the Greyhounds with five goals in nine playoff games.
Michael describes his style in this way. "I like to fashion my game after a guy like (Boston Bruins forward) Brad Marchand. I'm kind of a feisty kind of guy that's not afraid to get into the corners and do the dirty work but be able to contribute offensively. That's what I love to do - I love to kind of get under other players' skins but I also love putting up big points for the team."
"The work starts now,” Bunting said. “I’m going to enjoy this day but when the next day comes I’ve got to know that this is a lot of work and it all starts now. I’m not going to give up."
The Coyotes Director of Amateur Scouting Tim Bernhardt describes Michael as  “  a real late bloomer from the Ontario Hockey League... When he came onto the scene this year it was a real pleasant surprise. Right away we started watching this kid and everybody was remarking on his smarts, his instincts, his battle level. He still needs to get bigger and stronger but coming where he's coming from he never really worked out before. He's a very committed kid and a great athlete.”  

Update [26 May 2021]

Michael Bunting currently representing Team Canada at the IIHF Hockey World Championships in Latvia, after a great season with Arizona Coyotes in the NHL, scoring 11 goals.

               Michael Bunting Update- 28 July 2021

Michael Bunting has signed a two year contract with the Maple Leafs!!!

Update 30 January 2022

Below is the Toronto Star link to the article on Michael's latest with the Leafs.

Michael Bunting hat trick helps Leafs flip the switch and beat Red Wings

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             Update from Toronto Star - 16 February 2022

Michael Bunting is making the most of his opportunity on the Maple Leafs’ first line

In his first full season in the NHL, the 26-year-old winger is leading all rookies in goals.

                               Update from the Star - 4 May, 2022
 Fredriz Cantilado    2009 - 2013
Fredriz Cantilado was a student at Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2009 to 2013. While at Newman she was in the student council, stage band, and mentors, as well as, playing volleyball and ultimate frisbee. 
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Fredriz is presently a student at the University of Toronto (Scarborough campus), where she is pursuing a Social Sciences degree in International Development Studies and Health Policy, with a minor in Health Humanities. 
She is volunteer director of the student group Oxfam at UTSC and in 2017, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship which allowed her to travel to Accra, Ghana as a Marketing and Branding Officer. 

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Fredriz was able to link World University Services of Canada in Ghana (WUSC Ghana) with her partner organization the Artisans Association of Ghana during her stay in Ghana. The photo above shows Fredriz with a group of Ghanaian artists.

Bradley Connor  2008 - 2012
Bradley Connor was a student at Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2008 until 2012. While at Newman he was a regular member of both the Stage and the Concert bands from grade 10 to 12 and took both keyboarding and instrumental music classes in those years. Bradley then attended Ryerson University for Radio and Television: Media Production and graduated in 2018.

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He is currently a professional drummer for Said the Whale, Scott Helman, The Reklaws, Iskwe, as well as several other bands.  He recently
recorded drums on Said the Whale’s new album ‘Cascadia’, including their current charting single’UnAmerican’.
Bradley has played some of the biggest stages and festivals in Canada, including a sold out Budweiser Stage in 2017 opening for Arkells.
Said the Whale says of Bradley
“While we were recording Cascadia it became abundantly clear that Brad is one of the best drummers in this country (not that we had any doubts before!). He tracked most of the songs in less than 3 takes, and had sometimes only heard the demo that same day. Brad will tell you “there are some drum mistakes on this record” to which I will reply “there is drum FEEL on this record”. He’s a perfectionist - he treats drumming like an Olympic sport, and it shows. He’s ??in our hearts, baby! We share Brad with @scotthelman, @thereklaws, @runningvioletofficial, @iskwe and many more, and I know all of those artists would say the same about him. #BradleyAppreciationDay”
 When home in Toronto, he works as a story editor for TSN on its highlight show program ‘Sportscentre’.
Here is Bradley's interview on Drummer to Drummer
or copy/paste

                       Cailin Doherty 2011 - 2015

Cailin Doherty attended Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2011 to 2015. During her time there, Cailin was enrolled in the Extended French Program and could often be found in the art room drawing and painting on anything she could find. Fostering her love for visual arts with the help of Mrs. Root, who has since retired, Cailin was accepted to the Illustration program at OCAD University.Cailan Doherty.jpg

Cailin graduated with a BDES from the Illustration program at OCAD U in 2020. She is a Toronto-based illustrator who specializes in 2-D illustration such as character design, portraiture, comics and editorial work. Her work explores connections, relationships, and moments shared between people.

While attending OCAD University, Cailin worked with The Gata Games in which she had the pleasure of storyboarding, pitch book designing, vision boarding, and character designing for both a mobile game, “Dakini: Moon Rising” and a children’s TV show, “Space is the Place.”

She has most recently been featured on the cover for NOW Magazine’s Thanksgiving issue from October 8, 2020. 

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Cailin has just illustrated the new spring 2022 menu for Demetres dessert cafe.

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Cailin welcomes collaboration and can be found through her website and Instagram.

                 Joshua Hanif     2007 - 2011

Joshua Hanif attended Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2007 until 2011.  He was active on the school soccer, tennis and volleyball teams. After graduation he received a full soccer scholarship to an NCAA school, The College of Saint Rose, in Albany, New York.  Joshua graduated with a B.A. in business administration with a concentration in finance.
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After graduation, Joshua took a job in Manhattan with Acara Solutions  as the company’s lead Account Executive. He also worked as a nightlife promoter in Manhattan in the evenings to network and make connections with both people living in the city and those visiting.

In November 2018 Joshua started OurHaus Inc., a property management firm focused on short term rentals designed to host memorable and authentic experiences for guests from all over the world. He has since expanded the company to Toronto, Calgary, Rome, Sicily, Bali, Manhattan and Miami.

Read more about OurHaus Inc.

 Alicia K. Harris   2007 - 2011
Alicia K. Harris attended Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2007 until 2011.   At Newman she participated in Stage Band, Cross Country and the Mentorship Programme.  Alicia is an award-winning filmmaker who graduated from Ryerson University with an Honours BFA in Film Studies and a Certificate of Design for Arts and Entertainment. 

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Her films have been broadcast nationally on CBC, TVO, Bell Fibe TV and at festivals locally and internationally, most notably winning a Golden Sheaf Award for “Love Stinks” (Yorkton Film Festival). 

Alicia’s work has been supported by the National Film Board of Canada and the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils.  As a production designer, she has worked for clients like MTV and Vice.  Alicia is dedicated to creating stories that feature women and marginalized groups.  
More on Alicia on her Twitter account

                                                             [8 January 2021]

Alicia K. Harris’s most recent film “Pick” won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Live Action Drama 2020.  As well, she has just completed work on two music videos- Solid for Savannah Ré and Pressure for Koffee.


                                                  [26 February 2022]

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Madison Kalbhenn  2008 - 2012

Madison Kalbhenn attended Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2008 until 2012.   In her last two years at Newman she was involved with the school’s dramatic productions. This work inspired Madison to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ryerson University, which she obtained in 2016.

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Madison first interned with Holiday Films in Toronto as a high school co-op student, and from there went on to hold various junior positions with several production companies across Ontario. These included the Capitol Theatre, the Lighthouse Theatre, Opera Atelier and the Factory Theatre.  She even had the opportunity to work at the Gershwin Theatre in New York as a Stage Management intern on their production of Wicked.

Madison then held several positions as a production assistant and apprentice stage manager with the Stratford Festival and Crow’s Theatre, even traveling to Ottawa, Chicago and Versailles, France.
In the past year she has been Assistant Stage Manager for productions at the Thousand Islands Playhouse, Soulpepper Theatre, Crow’s Theatre on Julius Cesar and currently at Stratford for Much Ado about Nothing and The Miser.

Joshua Kuzminski    2008 - 2012

Joshua Kuzminski attended Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2008 until 2012. He was part of the French programme and a member of the Ski Club, Stage Band and Concert Band.
After graduation, Joshua attended the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. While at UOIT he co-founded the school’s Rocketry Club. He graduated in 2017.  While a student Joshua held various summer positions and internships at Amec Foster Wheeler, a British multinational engineering company.IMG_2464.JPG

Joshua has worked for the past two years as a Manufacturing Equipment Engineer at Tesla in Fremont California. At Tesla he collaborates on the current state of equipment processes to determine strategies for increased efficiency and plant improvements. He also designs new equipment and modifications then implements these changes into the assembly line, as well as performing many other functions at Tesla.

Xylk Lorena 2007 - 2011

 Xylk Lorena attended Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2007 until 2011. While there he played basketball, volleyball and ultimate frisbee. He was also part of the Yearbook Committee and was a peer mentor in grades 11 and 12.

In his early twenties Xylk launched a music career, becoming part of a duo called Plaitwrights, a name inspired by several experiences at Newman. He then turned to design, initially creating distinctive tee shirts. These efforts gradually evolved into Xylk becoming what he calls a “Life Designer” who runs his own creative agency in Toronto. Xylk Lorena Newman alumnus 2007 - 2011.jpg

Just before the pandemic Xylk began designing unique grocery bags, which resulted in collaborations with Adidas, Director X, Sean Brown and Kid Studio. This past year he also had the privilege of being invited to ComplexCon in California, where he was named one of 12 Canadian streetwear brands that made waves in 2021.

He is currently working on his first collection where 100% of the production and manufacturing will be in Manila.

Check out his designs at his website!

and on Facebook.

 Michael Manu  2009 - 2013

Michael Manu attended Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2009 to 2013, where he participated in Cross Country, Track and Field and Soccer. Michael was the MVP of the Senior Boys Soccer team that finished 3rd at OFSAA in 2013. Michael holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Waterloo. He recently completed the CPA Program at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and will receive his full CPA designation imminently. He is currently working at the Canada Revenue Agency as a tax examiner to obtain more experience as a young accountant.

 While at the University of Waterloo, Michael played varsity soccer for the school for five years, captaining the team in his fourth and fifth years. Also during his Bachelor degree, Michael held internship positions at the Toronto District School Board, Canada Revenue Agency and a large international Financial Services company in the Metro Boston area.

 Michael is very interested in cities. Upon returning from the United States, he became more involved in municipal politics in Toronto. In 2018, Michael was appointed the Budget Lead for the Toronto Youth Cabinet. The TYC is the official Youth advisory body to the City of Toronto. He and his colleagues were recently featured in the Toronto Star to provide their views on the 2019 City Budget.
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 Michael is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Urban Planning at the University of Waterloo. His Masters thesis research aims to investigate the effect of School attendance boundaries in the City of Toronto.

To see the Toronto Star story, follow this link:

 Alonzo Moore   2006 - 2010
Alonzo Moore attended Cardinal Newman from 2006 until 2010, where he played drums in the Stage Band and was mentored by Marco Marrone along with other musicians he still plays with today.  He has been a professional musician since the age of 17 on the Toronto music scene. His main focus is on the drums but he also plays the guitar and bass. He enjoys playing drums in Mr. Marrone’s own group “The Salida Project”.

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Alonzo currently works with an ensemble of pro drummers called the “6ix Stix” who play for the Toronto Raptors during their home games at the Air Canada Centre.  The “6ix Stix” also do rhythm workshops for students ages 8 to 17 in Toronto schools.

He also performs in live sketch comedy shows at Second City, the Comedy Bar and the Social Capital Theatre as well as some stand up at Yuk Yuk’s.  He is a model for the local business “Brimz” hats.

Alonzo works for  the 10k Label group on his own music as well as that of others. In the summers he can be heard as a DJ, MC and sound engineer on Mariposa Cruises.
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Have a listen to the “6ix Stix”  

                                     Dasia Morris   2007 - 2011

Dasia Morris attended Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2007 to 2011.  While at Newman she was a member of the cheerleading team.  After graduation Dasia attended the University of Toronto where she earned an Honours Bachelor of Science in 2017.

Dasia is currently a first-year plumbing apprentice with @modern.niagara and @ua_local46. She recently was named the third recipient of BOLT’s Women in Construction scholarship.

Dasia told BoLT’s organization that  "| am interested in a trades career thanks to the sense of pride and accomplishment I discovered when I realized I could complete tasks that many people believed I could not, due to my gender. learned how to fix my own car and eventually gained a job in road construction where I was able to learn even more.

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I was offered the opportunity of a plumbing apprenticeship, and it was so much more than what I had expected. Every single day I learn something new, and I feel I've been able to accomplish so much while helping to break the stereotypes of the field.

 I am very grateful of being chosen to be a recipient of the BOLT Women in Construction scholarship. I have seen so many amazing and inspiring women in the trades via social media and to be one of the ones chosen means a lot.
The BOLT Women in Construction Scholarship is awarded in partnership with @supportontarioyouth and @obctradeswomen.

Lori Mpiana    2010 - 2014

Lory Mpiana attended Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2010 to 2014, where she was involved in cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, dance team and rugby.  She was a student in the Extended French program and placed third in a french speech competition. Lory is an African-Canadian actor currently living in Toronto. She was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and came to Canada in 2002. Her first language is French.

Lory fell in love with the arts at eight years old. She has been training and perfecting her craft ever since. She started improv in elementary school and believes that “Improv is a very essential tool for the actor . It makes them think quick on their feet.”


After Newman, Lory studied at Armstrong Acting Studios with Dean Armstrong, Andrea Runge and Amos Crawley. She was also very fortunate to have the opportunity to train at the Cindy Tanas Acting School . “I believe that as an actor studying with Cindy was a turning point in my young adult life because we really went in depth with the work by working on our lives which really made me think of acting from a different point of view. I am forever grateful for this life-changing experience.”

Lory was cast to star as Halley Highcroft in Spell Bent. Here is the trailer:

Her other roles have included a nurse in Untold Stories of the ER (2019), Cherry in Road Home (2017), Amy in Our Founding Fathers (2016) and Herself in Spalatlot (2010).

According to Lory what she loves about acting is that “there is always personal growth that is being achieved while working on your craft. It has made me empathetic towards others and more open minded. I believe that everyone should take an acting class at least once in their life, whether you are an actor or not. It will definitely awaken something inside of you.”

You can follow Lory Mpiana on her Facebook page


                                                        [8 January 2021]


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                       Alexandra Orasanu 2007 - 2011

Alexandra Orasanu attended Cardinal Newman from 2007 until 2011.  While at Newman she played on several sports teams and concentrated on her studies in art with Ms. Root. Alexandra studied architecture and art history at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2016. She then furthered her education at George Brown College by taking an AutoCAD drafting fundamentals course.Alexandra Orasanu.JPG

Currently Alexandra is an employee at KB Racking, where she specializes in providing ballasted and anchored solar racking systems for flat roof commercial projects, as well as customized solutions for metal roofs. She works closely with clients for the purpose of providing smooth and seamless experiences throughout the entire project cycle. 

As well as initiating sales meetings with potential clients and maintaining timelines and budget, Alexandra designs her
projects in AutoCAD and excel while remaining within building code, fire code and electrical code for solar mounting and roofing bylaws.

Her first Toronto solar design project is on the rooftop of a community centre at 627 Queen’s Quay West. Previously she worked at Myles Burke Architectural Models for close to four years. Her roles there included AutoCAD designer, Architectural Model Builder and Lead of Model Landscaping.  She is fluent in English, Hungarian and Romanian.

                    Jonathan Tay 2007 - 2011

Jonathan Tay was a student at Blessed Cardinal Newman from 2007 until 2011.  While there he participated in many activities in the Gifted Programme as well as in Reach for the Top.

Upon graduation from Newman, Jonathan went in to do his Honours BSc in Psychology at the University of Toronto.  He studied there from 2011 to 2016 and graduated with High Distinction. 

He then went on to Cambridge University where between 2016 and 2020 he did his PhD in Clinical Neurosciences. 

Here is a link to some of his research work on Early Stage Dementia from The Telegraph and a link to his website at Cambridge University.

                               Francesco Yates   2008 - 2011

Francesco Yates was a student at Cardinal Newman from 2008 until 2011.  He was active in the stage band at school, all the while working on his own music which he started writing at age 11.  He signed to Atlantic Records when he was 16.  Francesco’s self-titled debut album EP, released in 2015, was co-produced by Robin Hannibal and Pharrell Williams.  

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In 2015, Yates got the Heatseeker Award at the Canadian Radio Music Awards and was a performer at the official Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa.  Francesco did the vocals on the Robin Schultz song “Sugar”.  He has also performed at We Days across the country in the past few years. 

.” Have a look at Francesco's latest You Tube video, Come Over!


                                                       9 January 2021


Francesco released three singles in 2018 and began as the opening act for Justin Timberlake on his North American Man of the Woods tour.  In 2019 and 2020 he released several more singles, the latest being “Late Night Love” in September 2020.