Wilson Wai-Yin Cheung is a Polar Explorer, Glaciologist, and Explorers Club 50 Honoree. He is passionate about contributing to our knowledge of the polar regions and educating the public about the importance of geoscientific research.
During his ten-year career, Cheung has conducted many scientific expeditions under trying conditions and accumulated over 1,000 days of field experience in polar regions. As a doctoral student of glaciology, his research focuses on actively monitoring glaciers’ spatial distribution and temporal dynamics in the High Arctic. He has also aimed to be the first Asian to climb 82,4000-meter peaks in the Alps to draw the public’s attention to rapidly melting Alps glaciers.
Cheung is also a strong advocate for geoscientific education. He is the founder of the non-profit organization Asia Youth Alpine Mentors Program & Ecobus, which aims to enhance public awareness of polar and alpine regions and promote lifestyles with minimal environmental impacts. He has also led many youth science education programs in the polar regions.
Cheung is a true pioneer in polar exploration and geoscientific education. His work is helping to advance our understanding of the rapidly changing polar regions and to inspire future generations to protect these precious ecosystems.