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 September 2016


Descendants of Dr. Schofield visits Korea in memory of their grandfather

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Photo: Ambassador Eric Walsh (front, second from the left), Former Prime Minister Chung Un-Chan (front, third from the left), 3 descendants of Dr. Schofield with the Board Members of the Tiger Schofield Memorial Foundation

At the invitation of Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, the descendants of Dr. Frank William Schofield, a Canadian missionary who took an active role in the movement for Korea’s independence , visited Korea in August in commemoration of Korea’s 71st Independence Day. The Schofield family – grandson Dean Kevin Schofield, granddaughter Lisa Gayle Schofield, great granddaughter Alexandra Katherine Schofield and great grandson Cole Crawford – attended various events and ceremonies to commemorate Dr. Schofield’s legacy. Highlights included taking part in the Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony on Korea’s Independence Day, attending a lunch hosted by President Park, and visiting the Seoul National Cemetery where Dr. Schofield is the first and only foreigner to be buried in the section reserved for Korean patriots.

Canadian Ambassador Eric Walsh also commemorated Dr. Schofield, honoring his dedication to the Korean people at a meeting with the Schofield family and the Tiger Schofield Memorial Foundation. This visit by the family was especially meaningful as 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Dr. Schofield's first experience in Korea. On this occasion, The Tiger Schofield Memorial Foundation launched the Dr. Schofield Scholarship Foundation and selected the first 34 student recipients of this award.

Six Canadian Films to Be Featured at 21st Busan International Film Festival

21st Busan International Film Festival’s official poster
21st Busan International Film Festival’s official poster

This year’s Busan International Film Festival  (Oct 6-15) will once again present several remarkable Canadian films in various genres, thanks in part to the Canadian Embassy’s partnership with Telefilm Canada last June at the Montreal Special Screening.  Stay tuned to the BIFF website for the complete screening schedule for this year’s six Canadian films:

It’s Only the End of the World by Xavier Dolan (Drama) in the World Cinema Section
1:54 by Yan England (Dramatic thriller) in the Flash Forward Section
A Pact Among Angels by Richard Angers (Drama) in the Flash Forward Section
The Cameraman by Connor Gaston (Short, Drama) in the Wide Angle Section
Window Horses by Ann Marie Fleming (Animation) in the Wide Angle Section
The Apology by Tiffany Hsiung (Documentary) in the Wide Angle Section

Canadian Athletic Wear “KARMA” opens its first independent retail store in Korea


“KARMA”, a Canadian athletic wear brand, opened a shop at Hyundae Department store (Trade Center) on August 12th. It is the store’s first independent retail outlet since the company’s launch by “The Lab 108” ( in 2015. Founded in 2002, KARMA produces a variety of women’s athletic wear including yoga, ballet, pilates, running and boxing wear. Inspired by the trendy fashion and the movements of yoga and dance, KARMA is high performance active wear combining the latest fabric technology with fashion-forward trends. The designs blur boundaries between gym and street wear, elevating fashion style. All of KARMA products are designed and manufactured in Canada. KARMA is available at the new retail outlet in Hyungai department store (Trade Center), as well as “The Lab 108” shops at Hyundai department store (Apgujeong and Pangyo), and online at In addition to “KARMA”, “The Lab 108” is also representing other Canadian athletic brands, “DASH”, “LIZA”, “NOEL ASMAR”, “TONIC”, underwear brand “KNIXWEAR” and winter outerwear brand “OSC (Outdoor Survival Canada).


Commemorating the 60th anniversary of Dr. Avison’s passing

Ribbon cutting ceremony at the commemoration event on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Dr. Avison’s passing
Left: Dr. Oliver Avison| Right: Ribbon cutting ceremony at the commemoration event on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Dr. Avison’s passing

On August 24, Ambassador Walsh participated in a meaningful day of events commemorating the 60th anniversary of Canadian Dr. Oliver Avison’s passing. Hosted by Yonsei University Health System, the day comprised a commemorative service,  VIP Luncheon and a memorial exhibition. 

Dr. Avison came to Korea in 1893 at the turn of the century as a medical missionary. He was a personal physician to King Gojong and founded the Severance Hospital in Seoul , as well as the medical college that became Yonsei University.

Following the opening remarks of Dr. Yong Hak Kim, President of Yonsei University, and Dr. Do-Heum Yoon, President of Yonsei University Medical System, Ambassador Walsh thanked the organizers of the event by saying “It is my hope that Dr. Avison’s legacy will be remembered by future generations of both Koreans and Canadians through these commemorative efforts.”

Bulletin Board

The Embassy in Seoul will be closed on September 15~16 for Chusok and the Consulate in Busan will be closed on September 14~16 for Chusok.

Passport application drop-off
Our consular/passport service hours are 9 :00-11 :30 am Monday to Friday. However, you can drop off your completed application at the Embassy after our service hours.

Notice to Canadians   (Registration of Canadians Abroad)

Canadian citizens residing in Korea are invited to register with the Embassy. Registration may be made online at


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