Vision and Mission

The Korea Club at the University of Toronto aims to raise awareness on campus about Korean culture, both in its popular and traditional forms, through events and open discussions. We also seek to provide a platform for discourse on issues facing Koreans today, including those within our local Korean community.

한새동아리는 캠퍼스에 한국문화의 관한 인식을 행사들과 토론으로 통해 제고할려고 노력합니다. 더구나 우리는 토론토 주변에 살고있는 한국사람들을 포함한 근대시대의 한민족이 느끼고있는 문재들과 과제들의 관한 지식을 노출하고 싶습니다.


Q: Who can join the club? 누구나 가입할수 있읍니까?
A: The Korea Club is open to all University of Toronto students, alumni, and staff. We welcome both Korean and Non-Korean members, all that is required is an interest in Korean culture! Our events are also open to the general community, but remember some events require you to RSVP in advance!
내~ 우리의 행사들은 누구나 참려할수 있지만, 어떤 이밴트들은 맴버분들의 답장이 필요하니, 꼭 이매일이나 패이스북으로 보내주세요!

Q: What is the purpose of the club? 한세동아리의 목적은 무엇입니까?
A: The Korea Club aims to promote Korean culture to the UofT community. We do so by providing events which focus on both traditional and popular Korean culture. We also strive to become more involved in the local Korean community by promotion of local cultural events both on and off campus.
우리는 캠퍼스에 한국문화의 관한 인식을 행사들과 토론으로 통해 제고합니다. 더구나 우리는 토론토 안에있는 한식 행사들과 봉사할 기회들을 홍보함으로서 로컬 한인사회에 참여하려고 노력합니다.

Q: How can I get involved in the Korea Club? 어떻게 회원으로 지원할수 있어요?
A: We have two levels of management in the Korea Club – executives and associates. Executives are elected once a year (usually in March) and associates are chosen by the executive committee (usually in September). Both positions require you to submit an application to our club email.
한세동아리의 경영간부는 임원진과 봉사자들인 두가지에 급으로 정리둬어 있습니다. 임원진은 매년 주로 3월달에, 그리고 봉사자들은 주로9월달에 회장이 뽑습니다. 모든 응모자들은 꼭 신청서를 제출해야 합니다.

Q: How can I find out about your events? 행사정보를 어디서 찾을수 있어요?
A: Simple, check out our events Calendar on the left! You can also sign up for our mailing list here. Don’t forget to like us on facebook or follow us on twitter and instagram as @UofTKoreaClub.
왼쪽에 있는 행사 달력을 참조하세요. 또 우리 이매일 주소인 에다가 매일링 리스트에 포함해 달라고 부탁하시거나, 우리의 패이스북 패이지를 라이크 하시거나, 아니면 우리의 트위터를 @UofTKoreaClub 에 따르실수 있읍니다.

Q: Your event seems really cool, but I haven’t been to any other events this year.
행사들이 아주 재밌을 것 같아서 올 예정이 있는대, 따른 이밴트에 한번도 참석한 적이 없어서, 그래도 참석할수있어요?

A: That’s okay! While we encourage you to come to as many events as possible during the year, we welcome new members at any time!
그럼, 어느 행사든 아무때나 참석하실수 있어요!

Q: Do you have regular meetings? 규칙적인 모임이 있어요?
A: We do not hold regular general meetings, however we do have some weekly events such as K-Pop Dance Lessons (the schedule will be posted on our facebook page!).  We also run the Toronto Korean-English Language Exchange every Friday, Co-Hosted with EASSU.
없지만, K-Pop 댄스 수업하고 언어 교환 세션들은 매주 활동합니다!

Q: What type of events do you hold? 어떤 행사들을 해요?
A: In the past we have held events such as cooking lessons, social nights, dance lessons, karaoke nights, etc. You can check out our page “Past Events” under the Events tab for more details! We have also been blessed to have some guest speakers visit our school, such as Eat Your Kimchi. For the past two years we have also had the chance to collaborate with local Korean cultural organizations like KTO and KCCA, along with York U’s Hallyu Dongari to host SuperWave, an annual Korean culture showcase!
게속 개발하고 있어요! 지난 학기들에는 요리 수업, 노래방, 친목회, 등등 했지요. 이 패이지에 “Past Events” 탭을 참고하세요.

Q: Do you have to pay a membership fee to join? 가입비가 있나요?
A: No. We do not charge a membership fee for our club. For certain events, such as our cooking classes, a small fee (usually $5) is charged to cover the cost of ingredients.
아니요, 그러나 요리수업 같은 비용이 많이드는 행사들은 참석하실려면 작은 (주로 $5이하) 요금을 부탁 드릴게요~

If your questions are not answered above, please email them to and we will respond to them ASAP!
남은 질문은 으로 보내주시면 재빨리 대답해 드릴게요!


Name: Anu Manilal

Age: 20

POSt: Major in Architectural Design and Anthropology, 4th year

Social Media: You can follow me everywhere @anuimnida!

What are you interested in and what got you interested in Korean culture?

I love Kpop! I got into Kpop in 2013 when a friend of mine showed me Super Junior’s Mr. Simple and Girl’s Generation’s The Boys. I was like wow. These people are good looking. ^^; From such superficial beginnings, I got drawn into the world by the music, and then the fanfiction (now that’s what I spend most of my time on…) I loved Super Junior for a year, then I discovered B1A4, and then finally, BTS, whom I have been an avid fan of since 2015. (ARMY REPRESENT) Each of these groups is special to me in their own way, and being a part of a community that felt safe and protected from my “real life” was so integral to me at the time. Now, sharing that community with people who need a safe space centred on this common interest is my top priority. Which leads me to…

What made you apply to be an exec?

I really wanted to share this community I’d found with as many people as I could. I joined UTKC in 2017-2018 as the Director of Promotions for this purpose. Eventually, my passion for the club led me to become President. I hope to encourage all the members to speak themselves, to be proud of who they are, and to welcome them to a safe, positive space where they are accepted.

Fave TV Show: Ah, can I still say Weekly Idol? Given the changes on the show, I suppose my answer is now Idol Room. Then again, there’s Run Bts, BTSGayo, Bon Voyage, Burn the Stage..

Fave Group: I hope this has been blatantly obvious, but it’s BTS.

Fave Karaoke Tune: BTS – hah, no it’s actually GFriend, Time for the Moon Night or Love Whisper. Belting those high notes melts my stress away~