Behind the mask

"Behind the mask" is a pan-Quebec campaign, led by student associations in the fall of 2018, on the psychological health of university students in Quebec.
Behind the mask

The context

From October 25 to November 29, 2018, Quebec student associations joined forces to conduct a pan-Quebec study on the psychological health of university students.

The need for such a large-scale survey arose in particular following the publication of a study report on the psychological health of students at the Université de Montréal conducted jointly between the university and the Fédération des associations étudiantes du campus de l'Université de Montréal (FAECUM) in 2016. This study highlighted the prevalence of several psychological health problems such as depressive symptoms and burn-out or psychological distress in the university student population.

Thus, in the fall of 2018, the Quebec Student Union (QSU) conducted a pan-Quebec survey on student psychological health. A total of 23,881 members of the university student community across Quebec took part (16.1% participation rate). The main objective of this study, called "Behind the mask", was to provide information on the state of psychological health of university students in order to allow the QSU and Quebec's student associations to make informed recommendations to improve student psychological health.

The results

With the results, we have elaborated two important documents that you can consult on our site: 

Participating student associations

List of associations participating in the study:

Association étudiante de Polytechnique (AEP) ;
Association des étudiants des cycles supérieurs de Polytechnique (AECSP) ;
Bishop’s University Student’s representative council (BUSRC) ;
Association générale étudiante de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (AGEUQAT) ;
Regroupement des étudiants à la maîtrise et au doctorat de l’Université Sherbrooke (REMDUS) ;
Association étudiante de l’École nationale d’administration publique (AEENAP);
Confédération des associations d’étudiants et étudiantes de l’Université Laval (CADEUL) ;
Association des étudiantes et des étudiants de Laval inscrits aux études supérieurs (AÉLIÉS) ;
Association étudiante de la Télé-Université du Québec (AÉTELUQ) ;
Association des étudiants de HEC Montréal (AEHEC) ;
Association des étudiants aux cycles supérieurs de HEC Montréal (AECS-HEC) ;
Fédération étudiante de l’Université de Sherbrooke (FEUS) ;
Association étudiante de l’École des sciences de la gestion de l’UQÀM (AéESG-UQÀM) ;
Association étudiante de l’École de technologie supérieure (AÉÉTS) ;
Mouvement des associations générales étudiantes de l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (MAGE-UQAC) ;
Association Générale des étudiant(e)s de l’UQTR (AGEUQTR) ;
Association générale des étudiants du campus à Rimouski (AGECAR) ;
Association des étudiantes et étudiants de la Faculté des sciences de l’Éducation de l’UQAM (ADEESE-UQAM) ;
Association générale des étudiant.e.s de premier cycle en psychologie à l’UQAM (AGEPSY-1) ;
Association générale des étudiant.e.s aux cycles supérieurs en psychologie à l’UQAM (AGEPSY-CS);
Association générale des étudiants et étudiantes de la Faculté de l’éducation permanente de l’Université de Montréal (AGEEFEP).

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