Inna Minuk

Social Studies, Science, Math
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Inna Minuk is Founder and Principal of Matrix Academy with a Ph.D. in linguistics and a master’s in education. From 1999 to 2001, she was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, USA) at the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. Inna has publications in various journals, including First Language and UConn/MIT Working Papers, among others. She has been a speaker at various conferences and workshops held by world-leading universities: MIT, Harvard University, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, and University of Ottawa, among others. She has over 15 years of teaching experience and has taught a variety of subjects to students at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels of education. She has a strong passion for both humanities and science and she strongly believes that both STEM and humanities are mutually informing disciplines that are crucial to students’ creativity and imagination.


Ushieja De Zoysa

Math & Science
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Ushieja De Zoysa holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Pure Mathematics and Astrophysics. With 5 years of experience in education and outreach she is passionate not only about Mathematics and Astronomy but all areas of STEM. She has worked at TRIUMF: Canada’s National Lab for Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Based Physics in Strategic Communications and Outreach. She is a member of staff at York University as the Interim Laboratory Assistant (Technical Staff) for the Department of Physics and Astronomy. She is currently the Vice President of Diversity in Physics and holds a seat on the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) – Outreach Committee. In addition to her professional work, she has been involved in numerous outreach activities for various organizations such as Let’s Talk Science, The Astronomy Club at York University, Future Women in Physics, the Allan. I. Carswell Observatory and the Canadian Space Society – Toronto Chapter. Ushieja De Zoysa is a passionate teacher and hopes to continue her work in teaching for years to come.

Mariya Vinnitskaya

Сurriculum Сonsultant
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Mariya Vinnitskaya is a math curriculum consultant at Matrix Academy. She holds a Ph.D. in technical sciences and is an active member of the International Informatization Academy, Kazakhstan, and the Project Management Institute, USA. Mariya has over 30 years of teaching experience. She is the author of over 150 publications, including 17 textbooks and teaching guides. She developed information technology courses for the UN chapter in Kazakhstan. She has been a guest speaker at numerous prestigious conferences held in Europe and Asia.