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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Commerce grad consulting in Qatar

Rana Bakroun

Rana Bakroun | Class of 2014
Bachelor of Commerce, Finance

Although she has only just begun her career, Rana has already taken on several high profile projects as a Business Analyst in the consulting division of Deloitte Middle East in Qatar.

At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Rana was an active member of several clubs and held the role of a Vice President on the UOIT’s Finance Society, The Islamic Relief and The Human Rights Watch. In her final year at UOIT, Rana secured an internship with Deloitte’s consulting division in Qatar.

Although she started as an intern, her eagerness to learn and contribute allowed her to take on a diverse range of projects, landing her a full-time position upon graduation. The main project Rana has been involved in was the establishment of a Food Safety Authority in Qatar, where she contributed in a number of tasks to meet project goals.

She credits Deloitte with providing a rich learning environment allowing individuals such as herself to grow and reach their highest potential. She believes the best part of her experience to be the high level of involvement on the projects she has been assigned to and the opportunity to work closely with clients.

To be successful in the field of consulting, Rana has learned research and analysis skills, along with writing and communication skills. She finds the nature of the work is more of an art where it is necessary to look at a situation from different perspectives and find an appropriate approach to the problem at hand.

Although Qatar is far from home, she hasn’t had any trouble adjusting to the lifestyle. She has also discovered the workforce to be very diverse and rich in culture as well as nationalities. Having had the opportunity to build a strongly diverse network with individuals from various backgrounds, she feels she is continuously growing and making a difference while developing strong relationships.