Ellan joined our group approximately 2 years ago. It started off with snowmageddon where the city got burried under 1.5m of snow (I'm not sure Vancouver winters, even with an undergrad at SFU, can prepare someone for this). This was the least Ellan would have to deal with as a few months later Covid hit us and the lab was shut down (partially and fully) for nearly 600 days. If this was not enough, he then had to move from the old science building to the new core science facility. Despite all of this, Ellan was able to publish two papers and a few more are sure to come. Best of luck in Japan Ellan!