Yusra Shafi

Research Assistant at WISH Lab, The University of Toronto, St. George

About Yusra Shafi

Hello! My name is Yusra, and I am a third-year Psychology student at the University of Toronto, St. George. I am passionate about mental health, especially in the disciplines of Education and Organisational Behaviour.

Schools and Universities do not only provide an academic education - they also serve as a premise for self-development and the formation of interpersonal connections. My research utilizes the concepts of Self-determination theory, and focuses on analyzing the biggest barriers to a 'positive' university experience, possible solutions that can be enacted, and how all these factors can influence student mental health.

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Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of Toronto

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Research Topic

Behavioural Studies Education Mental Health Psychology Society & Culture Sociology

Area of Expertise

Diversity and Inclusion Health Leadership Science

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Arabic English Urdu

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Art Crafts & DIY Film & TV Music Nature & environment Photography Podcasts Politics & current events Reading Theatre Travelling Volunteering Writing/blogging

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Recent Comments

Nov 02, 2021

So proud of you, Sophia!!