I am Emmanuel Tse of Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada. Outside of school, my time is spent predominately on musical activities, whether they are formal ensembles in the school or community such as in vocal jazz, concert choir, concert band and an acapella septet, or at home experimenting with the guitar. In my free time, I also like to spend my time baking or reading. In terms of athletics, I have been part of a badminton academy and a district championship winning cross-country running team. It is a great honour to be a part of this unique group of exceptional students and professionals that are set to embark on this expedition to the profound and vast Arctic. I hope to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the daily interactions of the Arctic ecosystem, the extreme changes and challenges it faces, and possible solutions to counteract the anthropogenic climate change phenomenon.