Thursday, September 7th, 2023

Korea-Canada Relations in the Indo-Pacific

Time: Thursday, September 7th, 17:00-19:20 PTD

Place: Room #120, C.K. Choi Building for the Institue of Asian Research, UBC

This event is co-hosted by the Korean Consulate General in Vancouver, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC), the Institute of Asian Research (IAR), and the Centre for Korean Research (CKR) of the University of British Columbia.

Please RSVP at the Eventbrite Link by noon, September 5th.


Grounded on solid people-to-people connections, shared values, and economic partnerships, Korea-Canada relations have developed significantly since establishing formal diplomatic ties sixty years ago. Having each released its Indo-Pacific strategy last year, Korea and Canada seek to redefine their regional roles, showing great interest in working together to achieve mutual goals and further strengthening the Korea-Canada partnership. 

The talk will include two presentations by senior Korean and Canadian officials on the importance of the Korea-Canada relationship. This will be followed by a panel of experts from academia, the government, and the private sector, who will break down key elements of each nation’s approach to the Indo-Pacific region to identify areas of mutual interest and potential for future collaboration.

*Food and drinks will be provided.

List of Presenters:

– Peter Lundy, GAC Director-General for the Indo-Pacific Strategy

– Jungyeop Woo, MOFA Director-General for Strategy

List of Panelists:

– Yves Tiberghien, UBC Political Science

– Jungyeop Woo, MOFA Director-General for Strategy

– Senator Yuen Pau Woo

– Renee Umezuki, TCS-GAC Regional Director

– Former Ambassador Donald W. Campbell, APFC Distinguished Fellow