Dr. Donia joined the Telfer School of Management in 2011 as an assistant professor of human resource management and organizational behaviour. Dr. Donia earned a Ph.D. in Administration from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business, an M.Sc. from the same university and a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University. She is multilingual (fluent in English and Portuguese, and with working knowledge of Spanish and French) having lived in Brazil, Canada and Europe.
Dr. Donia's main research interests focus on individual and organizational giving exceeding formal role expectations. At the individual level, she is interested in why employees perform organizational citizenship behaviors and more specifically, in understanding whether different motivations lead to different contributions. At the organizational level, she is interested in the effect of corporate socially responsible actions within the organization. Among other areas of research, she has also studied the role of peer evaluation systems in improving student performance in higher education. She has presented her research in conferences such as at the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business and the European Group of Organization Studies, and earned a Best Student Paper Award from the OB division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, as well as a Founders' Award from the Society of Business Ethics. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Learning and Education and in Career Development International.
Dr. Donia is also interested in international development and cooperation among developing and developed countries toward alleviating poverty and reducing social inequality. She is currently part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-functional team providing university scholarships to public school graduates in the northeastern region of Brazil.
|2016-2019||SSHRC||The Intersection of Teamwork, Culture, and Technology: Enhancing Soft Skill Development in Post-Secondary Education through Student-Centered Feedback, Tom O'Neill (PI), Magda Donia||R||C||Co-I||$ 465,000|
|2016-2019||SSHRC||Leading multicultural global virtual teams, Tom O'Neill (Co-I), Vas Taras (collaborator), Magda Donia||R||C||PI||$ 109,997|
|2016-2018||Telfer School of Management Research Fund Partnership Development Grant||The Antecedents, Manifestations, and Consequences of Mental Illness Disclosure at Work||R||I||Co-I||$ 50,000|
|2014-2016||SSHRC 4A (Approved but not yet funded)||Is doing good enough? The effect of corporate good deeds on employees, Carol-Ann Tetrault Sirsly (PI), Magda Donia||R||C||Co-I||$ 74,200|
|2014-2016||SSHRC||The Use of Peer Feedback for Enhancing Performance in Virtual Teams, Tom O'Neill (Co-I), Stephane Brutus (collaborator), Vas Taras (collaborator), Magda Donia||R||C||PI||$ 74,703|
|2013-2015||Telfer School of Management Cluster Program, University of Ottawa||Executive Presence: In Search of an Elusive Leadership Trait||R||I||Co-PI||$ 20,000|
|2013-2015||SSHRC 4A (Approved but not yet funded)||Validation of a Student Peer Evaluation System (PES) for the Creation and Transferability of Soft Skills from Canadian Business Schools to the Workplace , Stephane Brutus (Co-I), Daniel Skarliki (Co-I), Lisa Keeping (Co-I), Lorne Sulsky (collaborator), Heather MacDonald (collaborator), Thomas O'Neil (collaborator), Magda Donia||R||C||PI||$ 74,558|
|2013-2014||Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)||Survey methodology used in data collection (UROP-Talib Karamally)||R||I||PI||$ 500|
|2012-2014||SSHRC||Putting the needs of others above my own: The impact of cultural values on the manifestations and outcomes of servant leadership, Alexandra Panaccio (PI), Usman Raja (Co-I), Magda Donia||R||C||Co-I||$ 49,351|
|2012-2014||SSHRC 4A (Approved but not yet funded)||Doing Good or Just Good Enough? How Corporate Good Deeds Inspire Employees to Exceed, Carol-Ann Tetrault Sirsly (Co-I), Magda Donia||R||C||PI||$ 53,152|
|2012-2013||Telfer-Sprott Research Fund||Cross-Level Impacts of Corporate Social Responsibility on Employee Behaviors||R||I||PI||$ 10,000|
|2011||School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||Does Going Green Affect Employee Behaviors in the Organization? How Corporate Social Actions Influence Employees to Exceed Formal Job Expectations||R||I||PI||$ 6,000|
*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown
**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown
Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator