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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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Ana Duff

Ana Duff
PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Mathematics

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 2004
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 2165

ana.duff@ontariotechu.ca


Background

Dr. Ana Duff is an Assistant Teaching Professor with the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at Ontario Tech University. Her research background is in mathematics in which she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa. She began her studies in mathematics at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, continuing at York University in Toronto, from which she received her B.Sc. (Honours) in Mathematics, and followed by an M.Sc. from the University of Toronto. Her research background is in Lie superalgebras, mathematical structures that hold an important role in quantum physics and the mathematics of supersymmetry.

She has been with Ontario Tech University since September 2017, where she teaches first year courses in mathematics. Prior to Ontario Tech University, she taught mathematics at the University of Ottawa, Royal Military College of Canada and the International School of Belgrade in Serbia. Dr. Duff also has extensive experience in developing and managing large-scale community mobilization and education programs in Canada and overseas within non-government and government sectors. She has received multiple recognitions, including teaching awards from the University of Ottawa and the Royal Military College of Canada, and was nominated by students for the Ontario Tech Student Choice Award.

Education

  • Certificate in University Teaching Ontario Tech University 2018
  • Ph.D. Mathematics University of Ottawa, Canada 2002
  • M.Sc. Mathematics University of Toronto, Canada 1996
  • B.Sc. (Honours) Mathematics York University, Canada 1995