Today we have Andy Oh from MECA which is McGill Koreans’ Educational & Cultural Association.

오늘은 매길대학교 MECA에서 활동 중인 오상후씨를 인터뷰합니다. 메카 동아리와 한국영화 상영회에 관한 자세한 정보 알아보는 시간이 될 것입니다.


Please give us a brief self-introduction.

안녕하세요, 간단히 본인 소개 좀 부탁드려요.

Andy Oh,오상후, Cognitive Science U2


What do you do at MECA?

메카에서 무슨 일은 하고 계시나요?

VP External,Tasks: Attend external meetings as club’s representatives, communicate with other school clubs or external organizations etc.


What is MECA, is it M-E-C-A?

메카가 무슨 뜻인가요?

MECA (McGill Koreans’ Educational & Cultural Association


What does MECA do? Please give us more information about MECA.

맥길대학교 메카동아리에 대해 좀 더 자세히 말씀해 주세요.

We plan and host events to introduce Korean culture to foreigners. We also try to assist Korean students adjust to McGill both socially and academically. Our mission statement is to foster a united Korean community within McGill and spread Korean culture to those that are unfamiliar.

We have 15 members, 4 of them being freshman representatives, 8 vice presidents, and 3 general executive members.


How can we be part of MECA? (Exec team & general membership) 

어떻게 하면 메카에서 일할 수 있나요?

For regular members, the easiest way is to purchase our membership card during Activities Night. To become an executive, you can apply for VP positions around the end of 2nd semester each year and also for first year representative positions early on in the following fall semester. If you become a member, you can get discounts for various MECA events as well as eateries shown on the membership card. As an executive, you can make new friends or acquaintances with various experts, professionals, and etc.


I heard that you guys are preparing for some interesting events. Could you tell me about upcoming events of MECA?

요즘 준비하고 있는 행사소개 부탁합니다.

Korean movie: Veteran directed by Ryu Seung-wan


How can we join the events? Is open to everyone?

흥미로운 행사을 많이 있는데요, 행사 참여할 수 있는 방법을 좀 말씀해 주세요.

Generally, our events are organized for McGill students. However, there are events such as KMAM where we use the Korean consulate to host these events. These events are open to everyone and non-McGill students are also encouraged to stop by!

Event times are generally during the afternoon because we try to cater for students finishing with their classes. We always try to avoid midterm/final seasons! If our events involve food, they are generally sponsored and the location is also often provided. If we don’t need food, we host our events in SSMU building. Moreover, we also host BBQs at Jeanne Mance Park if the weather is nice. Overall, we try to host variety of events ranging from academical events to cultural events.


Usually how much do you charge for an event?

이벤트 티켓 가격은 어떻게 되나요? 

It depends. Movie night it is free. Generally execs will sell tickets at the central library (McLennan-Redpath). Prices range between $10 to $60 for MTs. 


And for the last question, where can we find information about MECA and its events?

메카에 관한 더 자세한 정보을 원하는 청취자분들을 위해 페이스북 주소 좀 알려주세요.

You can check on our Facebook page by typing MECA McGill Korean’s Educational and Cultural Association in the search bar.