Dear MusCan members, 

[le français] 

You have likely just seen the message from the Federation for the Social Sciences and Humanities about the cancellation of Congress 2020, in both in-person and virtual format.  We wanted to follow up with some direct information from our own society.

The Federation has offered support to societies that wish to proceed independently with a virtual conference.  However, after an assessment of many factors, including personal and technological barriers to participants, costs, and the increased demands placed on the local organizers, MusCan regretfully has to announce that we are unable to support the needs of our members within a virtual conference this year.  We were particularly worried about the inequity between composers, performers, and more traditional academic disciplines in converting to this new format, although that was not the only factor to come into play.

Hello members,

The Federation for the Social Sciences and Humanities has put out a statement regarding Congress 2020 and possible impact from COVID-19 in the coming months:

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Western University are committed to providing a safe and healthy space for all Congress participants, speakers, attendees, exhibitors and partners. Please review our statement regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As a society, MusCan will continue to monitor the situation and will re-assess our conference situation once we are closer to the date.  We are currently working towards a back-up plan for this potential situation.

We will keep you updated on any further updates from Congress and from MusCan.
Dr. Stephanie Lind
President, Canadian University Music Society
Présidente, Société de musique des universités canadiennes

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