2011 update :
Korean Canadian Heritage
Archive – Database
Project
Helen Kim
Korean Language Librarian
Asian Library, UBC
Hye-jin Juhn
MLIS Candidate
UBC
Facts about Korean Canadians

1963: Diplomatic Relationship between
South Korea and Canada

1967: Canada Immigration introduced a
Point System
Korean Canadian Population
in major cities
Total 223,322 in 2009
Montreal
9,469,
4%
Vancouver
99,439,
45%
Ottawa
3,035,
1%
Toronto
111,379,
50%
What is Korean Canadian Heritage
Archive–Database Project?

Initiated and led by two Korean Studies
Librarians:
Helen Kim (University of British Columbia:
UBC)
Hana Kim (University of Toronto: UT)

A nation-wide (Canada) collaborative
project
Objectives

To make a comprehensive database of the Korean
Canadian Community’s cultural and historical resources

To prevent from losing the resources which are at risk
for the first generation of the Korean Canadian
community ‘s aging

To provide one of the best resources for who are
interested in information about Korean Canadian
culture and history
Scope
Resources about Korean Canadian culture
and history
 About 500 entries

2 Phases
1st Phase (2010-2013) : Database
 2nd Phase (2014-2015) : Digitization

Grants
Korea Foundation: $16,800.00/year
 Sharon’s Credit Union Bank
$10,000.00/year

1st Phase (2010-2013)
Data gathering & recording
Facilitating collaboration
Documentation
Publicizing
Fundraising
Questions?
Contact us:
Helen Kim
Hana Kim
Korean Language Librarian
Asian Library, UBC
Tel: 604-822-0840
Email: [email protected]
Korean Studies Librarian,
Cheng Yu Tung East Asian
Library, UT
Email: [email protected]
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