Professor Christine Wilson is Elected to the Royal Society of Canada (Sept. 9, 2013)

This is an official CASCA Press Release.

It is with great pleasure that the Canadian Astronomical Society / Societe Canadienne d’Astronomie recognizes and applauds the election of Dr. Christine Wilson of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, to the Royal Society of Canada.

As Canada’s senior National Academy, the RSC exists to promote Canadian research and scholarly accomplishment in both of Canada’s official languages, to mentor young scholars and artists, to recognize academic and artistic excellence, and to advise governments, non-governmental organizations, and Canadians generally on matters of public interest (

Christine received her PhD in astronomy at Caltech in 1990 and moved to McMaster University in 1992. She has been the Canadian project scientist for ALMA since 1999 and is currently the principal investigator of three international projects: the Herschel Very Nearby Galaxies Survey, the JCMT Nearby Galaxies Legacy Survey, and the SMA Luminous Infrared Galaxies Survey.

Leslie Sage
CASCA Press Officer
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Laura Ferrarese
CASCA President

Christine Wilson

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