Youness Robert-Tahiri (He/Him)

Student, University of Toronto

About Youness Robert-Tahiri

Hello! I am a third-year undergraduate student in the Psychology Research Specialist program at the University of Toronto. I am passionate about children's mental health and the many ways that youth can overcome adversity. I am especially interested in developing interventions that promote resilience and healing for survivors of childhood adversity.

To this end, my Laidlaw Scholar research involves examining the origins of childhood kindness. I want to explore how adversity such as poverty, family conflict, and community violence, affect pathways of kindness. Specifically, I want to identify protective factors from those who experience childhood adversity but remain kind to themselves and others. By doing this, I hope to develop interventions that promote prosocial behaviour among survivors of childhood adversity.

I balance this emotionally heavy passion with a deep appreciation of the world of comedy. This entails performing comedic improvisations at various venues in the city. As such, I am also fascinated by the relationship between comedy and mental health.

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Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of Toronto

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English French

My hobbies/interests are:

Art Football (soccer) Volunteering

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Leadership Medicine & Health Research

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University of Toronto

Recent Comments

Comment on Research Poster

Thank you for sharing your work, Marwa! As a Moroccan, this was especially interesting for me to read!

Comment on Week 6 and Wrap Up

That sounds so rewarding! Thank you for sharing, Isabella.

Replying to Susanna Kempe

I loved hearing about this research project when we met. It addresses so many issues that I am passionate about: overcoming adversity, early years intervention, mental health, positive social engagement and cultivating character. Good luck with your research @Youness Robert-Tahiri. I can't wait to read it. 

Thank you for your continued support, Susanna! I appreciate it.

This is extremely inspiring. Thank you for sharing, Jiale.