President Wendy Fletcher visits Korea for Distinguished Visitor's Program

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Wendy standing with some other attendees at the Gyungbokgung Palace in Korea. There are 7 people in total standing in a large public square.

Wendy (far right) stands with some other attendees at the Gyungbokgung Palace in Korea.

In mid-October our president Wendy Fletcher was privileged to participate in a distinguished visitors program in Seoul supported by the Korea Foundation. The Korea Foundation supports work around the globe in Korean language and culture studies. This meeting lasted for 5 days, and provided the opportunity for 12 academic leaders from around the globe representing universities with strong Korean studies programs to meet and network. The group was hosted for conversations with all organizations in Seoul which lead the higher education sector.

Two days of the program were given over to individual meetings. Wendy was hosted at the EWHA women’s university and Soogang University where new ties in the area of international exchange for Korean and English language studies were developed. As well, Wendy was invited to present a paper on “Religious Studies in the Canadian Academy” at an international conference hosted by the Centre for International Studies at Soogang. Wendy was inspired with many new ideas for future collaborations and relationship strengthening.

Wendy with one other person at a table. They are smiling at the camera.