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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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Alumna loves numbers

Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson | Class of 2017 
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Faculty of Business and Information Technology

 "I can't wait to see what new learning experiences and opportunities cross my path!"

 As an Accounting Associate at Whitby-based 360insights, a provider of on-demand incentives solutions for many of the world's top brands, Sarah loves the growth and potential of her role. She also loves learning more about accounting.  "Originally, I was going to get a degree in mathematics. But I liked the variety that came with a business degree. Having a passion for working with numbers and solving problems drew me toward a career in accounting and finance."

Looking ahead, Sarah intends to further her education and is considering the Chartered Professional Accountant designation. She feels that UOIT provided a good foundation for learning. "UOIT's small class sizes gave me the ability to learn more. Most professors knew me by name and I was able to comfortably ask questions and seek a professor's help whenever I needed. I found this opportunity unique because I attended another university where I was just a number ­ – no professors there knew students by their names." 

In her fourth year, Sarah worked on an enlightening Capstone Study project with three fellow students. The team researched group conflict experienced at school and developed an interactive application for conflict reduction/elimination. 

Sarah also had the opportunity to work for UOIT in the Advancement and Alumni Office for a couple of years. Her role as an Events and Stewardship Assistant "contributed to my growth and my success personally and professionally." 

Moving forward, Sarah's "ready for new opportunities when they come this way!"