Wilson (Wai-Yin) Cheung is a Fellow of Royal Geographical Society (RGS), Member of The Explorers Club and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Humanities & Social Sciences Expert Group. After graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2010, he has been working as a polar expedition and Mountain & Ski Safety consultant. He is also working as adviser and coordinator for international scientific researchers and visitors in extreme remoteness areas, including Antarctic continent and the Peninsula, Greenland, Kamchatka, Alaska, Norway, Iceland, Canada, the Arctic and the Alps. If you ask what his dream destination is, he will say – “Space.” Wilson has been taking action toward his dream and actively equipped himself into a variety of skill sets such as Wilderness Medicine (WMA), Private Pilot License (EASA) and Solo Skydiving (UPSU).
During his master course of Polar and Marine Science (POMOR) at St. Petersburg State University, he was interested in Earth’s Glacier Ice Mass as well as other planets in our solar system. Currently, he is joining the Working Group on the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI) on understanding and monitoring the regional glacier distribution around the Altai Mountains where there is a robust potential analogy with Martian polar ice caps.
Besides the Scientific works, Cultural Studies is one of his many strengths. Wilson has a Master of Art in Transcultural European Outdoor Studies in Europe. He keeps on learning the cultural difference of landscape and environment interpretation, especially in the polar region. Recently, he has just published a paper of “The growth of Chinese tourism to Antarctica: a profile of their connectedness to nature, motivations, and perceptions” in 2019. He hopes this paper will arouse the public attention to the tourism impacts on polar regions. Now, he is working on a book project on “Asian mobilities of consumption in Arctic destinations”.
On the other hand, Wilson has pledged to raise public awareness of our earth, as well as the solar system. He participates in all level of school talks annually and encourages the younger generations to have an in-depth understanding of the relationship between humankind and mother nature. Moreover, Wilson has led a number of science education programs for youth in the polar region. He believes these programs can cultivate our next generation to undergo scientific exploration further.
張偉賢（Wilson），是英國皇家地理學會（RGS）會員和美國探索者俱樂部（The Explorers Club）成員，以其在極地地區探險的專業知識而聞名。他熱愛南極和北極，每年於極地逗留超過5個月，極地成為他生命中重要的一部分，甚至戲稱南極洲為自己第二個「家」。他甚至曾與東格陵蘭的當地獵人一起生活，並學習他們的生活方式。亦因如此，張偉賢在工作的同時盡最大努力保護極地，在港澳台等地通過講座喚起大眾對極地保護的認知。