Category: 2014

12 Jeju sites designated as Global Geoparks

Twelve geological sites, including Hallasan Mountain, the Manjanggul Lava Tubes and the Seongsan Sunrise Peak, have received “Global Geopark” designation from UNESCO. The UNESCO-affiliated Global Geoparks Network (GGN) re-designated nine sites on the island and added three more to the list during its sixth conference at the Stonehammer […]

Korea Forum

On Tuesday September 30, Korea Forum hosted by the Korean Embassy, OCDSB, and Academy of Korean Studies took place at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) office. The purpose of this event was to provide the correct information on Korean history, geography, and culture to Canadian teachers. Ambassador Cho […]


Introduction South Korea is British Columbia’s fourth-largest trading partner and export destination. Between 2010 and 2012, annual exports averaged $2.18 billion while two-way trade reached $10 billion. The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) will eliminate tariffs on almost all of British Columbia’s key exports and provide access to […]

Korean Slang for Beginners

Korean slang is a popular topic on this blog. It seems that many people all over the world want to learn Korean slang, and come to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada’s blog for helpful tips. The following videos, photos, and text will be an […]

Americans Try K-Pop Dance Moves

Buzzfeed is a pop culture website that offers news, quizzes, and social commentary on all things entertainment, politics, food, music, travel and the like. Buzzfeed offers fun videos of their staff eating food from different countries, reviews, facts, and trying things out of their comfort zone. This leads […]

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A Different Angle

If you have been a constant reader of my posts you might have observed how my research into Korean art led me to discover a multitude of artists preoccupied with the qualities of space surrounding us. Unlike the romanticized version of this almost introspective journey that you’d find […]

Korean Care Package

We’ve been living in Canada for four years, and it never stops being exciting when a Korean Care Package arrives! When we lived in Korea, my mom would send me coffee crisp chocolate bars, American Eagle jeans, packs of Kool-aid and Kraft Dinner, sheet of stickers for my […]

The Hallyu Gala

On Saturday August 30, ‘The Hallyu Gala’ was took place at Centrepointe Theatre. Various Hallyu teams from Ottawa and Toronto performed K-pop dances and songs. Ambassador Cho said that this event is a good opportunity for Canadians to experience Korean culture through and improve the bilateral relations between […]

Korea Food Day

On Saturday August 30, The Korean Embassy hosted ‘Korea Food Day’ at Centerpointe Theatre and introduced Korean cuisine and agro food to 500 guests.   The Embassy provided various Korean dishes, including Bulgogi, Japchae, Kimbab, and Kimchi Jeon and the recipes to help their awareness in Korean food.   […]