* Date : 2020-06-02
Canada and S. Korea established diplomatic relations in 1963. However, there was a Canadian who was among Koreans during one of the most turbulent times in Korean history. It was Dr. Frank Schofield who came to Korea in 1916 to help the poor. He actively supported independence fighters who took part in the March 1st Movement against Japanese colonial oppression and is called the “34th National Representative” in Korea. In December last year, the Schofield Memorial Hall opened at the Doneuimun Museum Village. As Dr. Schofield left an indelible mark in Korea’s fight for independence from Japan’s colonial occupation as well as Korea and Canada’s history of exchange, we will hear about the two countries’ relationship from Ambassador of Canada to S. Korea, Michael Danagher, as the two countries commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Schofield’s death.