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Sana Rizvi

Rizvi, Sana
Assistant Professor
B.Sc. (Hon.) (University of Toronto), M.A. (San Francisco State University), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
DMS 5131
613-562-5800 x 4759
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Dr. Sana Rizvi is an assistant professor of organizational behaviour and human resources management (OB/HRM) at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. She holds a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Waterloo, an MSc in social-organizational psychology from San Francisco State University and a BSc (honours) in psychology from the University of Toronto. She also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychology at York University. Prior to joining Telfer, Dr. Rizvi was a professor in OB/HRM at the Faculty of Business, University of New Brunswick, Saint John.

Dr. Rizvi’s research interests primarily focus on workplace conflict and organizational injustice, with a particular emphasis on the factors that promote victim forgiveness and offender apologies, such as mindfulness. Her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied and Social Psychological and Personality Science. She has also presented her research at various peer-reviewed conferences, including those of the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

With several years experience as an instructor, Dr. Rizvi has taught a wide array of courses. Her teaching portfolio includes undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Organizational Behaviour, Recruitment and Selection, and Strategic Human Resource Policy, as well as graduate-level courses like Human Behaviour and Leadership, and Performance Management. She is an expert in various instructional formats, including in-person, online and hybrid modes.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Rizvi, S., Struthers, W., Shoikhedbrod, A. and Guilfoyle, J. 2022. Taking a moment to apologize: How and why mindfulness affects apologies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 28(3): 661-675.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2019-2025 SSHRC Insight Development Grant The Role of Mindfulness in Offender Apologies R C PI $ 55,149
2019-2025 University of New Brunswick, Research Fund Competition Series Can Mindfulness Foster Offender Apologies? R I PI $ 3,149
2019-2020 University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Business Award Mindfulness and Post-transgression Related Responses R I PI $ 3,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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