James is an active 16 year old who spends a lot of his time playing sports. He plays competitive hockey and lacrosse, but also enjoys many recreational sports. Some of James’ favourite non-competitive sports he enjoys are golf, water-skiing, and football. In school James’ main interests are in maths and sciences, particularly physics. He is interested in learning more about the Arctic because he knows very little about it. It is a mystery waiting to be uncovered by him. Students on Ice will give James the opportunity to meet new people and learn about the effects of climate change in the Arctic regions. James is looking forward to stepping out of his comfort zone on this expedition.