My name is Christopher Qiu and I am a Grade 11 student attending Holy Heart of Mary High School in St. John’s, Canada. I am thrilled to be a member of the team traveling to the Arctic and I am looking forward to the experiences I will encounter. I have a very keen interest in music, as I play violin, piano along with the flute in the school band. I am also a member of the swim team here in St. John’s along with the 515 North Atlantic Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. On the expedition, I hope to learn more about the Arctic and the unique ecosystem and the research that goes on there. After the expedition, I hope to share my knowledge and my experiences with my friends and family so they can acquire the same knowledge I will have.