Dr. Virginia Tze


Assistant Professor
Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology (EAF&P)

Room 281 Education

Professional Associations
Canadian Psychological Association
College of Alberta Psychologists
Psychological Association of Manitoba

Dr. Virginia Tze is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology. Tze received her PhD in school and clinical child psychology from the University of Alberta, and she is a registered psychologist with the Psychological Association of Manitoba. Her research focuses on social-emotional learning, including emotional management, attribution theory, self-regulation, and cultural diversity. She has published articles in peer-reviewed international journals, such as Contemporary Educational Psychology and Educational Research Review, and premier educational handbooks (e.g., Teacher Motivation: Theory and Practice). Tze has presented her research work at local, national and international conferences and has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for leading journals (e.g., Learning and Instruction). More information.

2015 – PhD, University of Alberta
2011 – MEd University of Alberta
2009 – PGDE, Chinese University of Hong Kong
2005 – BSocSc University of Hong Kong

Areas of Specialization
Social-emotional learning
Practice in psychology

Research Interests
Social-emotional competencies and development
Psychological well-being
Cultural diversity
Quantitative research