The only child of parents Matilda Benoit (née) and Gregory Serine, Canaan, was born on Earth in 2265 and raised in the north woods of Maine, near the Moosehead Lake region. Matilda and Gregory where were employed with the department of inland fisheries and wildlife as a veterinary pathologist and ecologist, respectively.
From an early age, Canaan joined Matilda and Gregory on their expeditions, learning about nature in a practical, hands-on methodology. It was during these excursions when Canaan derived a genuine fondness for exploration and discovery while learning to appreciate the natural order of things.
Although proficient in other subjects, Canaan excelled in the sciences, especially natural and environmental sciences, as well as biology. His grades were of such a caliber as to warrant an invitation to attend college-level courses through the University of New England. It was during this time when Canaan applied and qualified to participate in the Starfleet Academy Preparatory School in Paris, France.
While attending school, Canaan endured a grueling schedule of academic coursework, drilling, practical education, and physical training—all of which prepared him for Starfleet Academy. Canaan thrived in the schools’ relentlessly demanding environment and exceedingly high expectations while coming to respect the strict regiment imposed.
Upon graduating from prep-school, Canaan advanced to Starfleet Academy.
Canaan’s first post-academy assignment was a two-year tour of duty aboard the USS Sagan, where he served as a junior officer in the science departments’ biology division. Experimental and research projects consumed much of his time, as did several scientific expeditions, leading to his co-authoring numerous papers, a few of which published in professional journals.
Although the majority of this assignment was purely academic, Canaan was a member of the first landing party to conduct the initial planetary survey of Arach-VI.
Canaan’s contributions to this mission resulted in a promotion and invitation to join a long-term expedition to the planet.
Canaan applied for the assignment, offering written recommendations from his division leader, the Sagan’s Science Officer, and their Executive Officer. Canaan’s subsequent participation in three different interview sessions resulted in his appointment to the expedition as the team leader.
In 2288, Canaan was among a team of seven assigned to the phase one scientific survey of Arach-VI. As the expedition leader, Canaan was instrumental in selecting a team comprised of some of the fleets’ most-gifted junior scientists from several different fields of study.
Phase one was a response to the initial planet-wide survey conducted by the Sagan and involved the comprehensive study of the planets’ natural ecosystem.
Arach-VI proved to be an invitingly hospitable planet. Like his counterparts, Canaan relished the overall experience, finding it enriching. Although there were moments of hardship, the four-year period was an overall pleasant experience. Dedicated, the team diligently stayed on task to meet established deadlines.
Canaan enjoyed the work, especially in his newfound role as a leader. He delighted in cultivating the knowledge and experience of the other team members, finding it incredibly fulfilling to help them to succeed.
After the four-year study, Starfleet Command reviewed the team’s findings and determined the planet ideal for future colonization and subsequently approved phase two. The team was happy, several of its members remaining with the study during its next period. Canaan considered staying on with the expedition, yet ultimately decided on a change of pace and put in for reassignment.
In 2292, Canaan received the Starfleet Extended Tour Ribbon for his dedicated service and proven leadership capabilities during the prior assignment before reporting onboard the USS Minerva as the ship’s senior Xenobiologist.
2278: Attended Starfleet Preparatory School – Paris, France
2282: Admitted to Starfleet Academy – San Francisco, California
2284: Passed field medic & survivalist training
2286: Assigned to USS Sagan
2288: Assigned to Expedition Leader, Arach-VI
2292: Assigned to USS Minerva
Lieutenant (JG) Canaan Serine is the Xenobiologist onboard the USS Minerva, a Miranda-Class starship assigned to Task Force 64 in Starfleet's Fourth Fleet, codenamed "Bravo Fleet." Before the Minerva, Serine was assigned expedition leader to the four-year, phase one scientific survey of Arach-VI. This assignment preceded by a two-year tour of duty with the USS Sagan as a junior officer in the science department's biology division. Most would consider Serine to be a pleasant, articulate, and compassionate person, with a disarming sense of humor. He's detailed and task-oriented with a strong work ethic, fully invested in his field of study. Serine's behavior and mannerisms are affable and socially relevant, and he places a high premium on good manners.