10 years after the ‘Maple Spring’: Legacies, strikes, and movements for change in the education system and beyond

Conference Highlights, Panels and Plenary

Ten years ago, Québec witnessed the “Maple Spring,” a general student strike that emerged in early 2012 and transformed into a popular movement with broad mobilizations lasting through the summer. This panel will highlight the work and experience of scholars from different standpoints, many of whom themselves participated in the first general unlimited student strike ever to occur in their anglophone universities. Together, they will discuss the interdisciplinary and intersectional legacies and implications of the 2012 strike movement for participants and for democracy, for the education system, for social/labour movements, and for society at large.

This panel is co-sponsored with the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education and the Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies and will be open to all Congress delegates.

Simultaneous translation and live captioning is provided with support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund. 


Nadia Hausfather, Université du Québec à Montréal and Audrey Dahl, Université du Québec à Montréal


Audrey Dahl, Professeure au Département d’éducation et formation spécialisées à l’Université du Québec à Montréal

Nadia Hausfather, Postdoctoral fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Renée Jackson, Professor at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

Rushdia Mehreen, PhD student at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Molly Swain, PhD student in the faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta

Marie (Aurélie) Thériault, Professeure au Département de psychopédagogie et d’andragogie de l’Université de Montréal

Myriam Zaidi, Union Educator and PhD student at DISE McGill University

Organizers: Nadia Hausfather, Université du Québec à Montréal, Audrey Dahl, Université du Québec à Montréal