Professor Wilson is an internationally recognized expert in the study of gas and star formation in nearby galaxies. She has been involved in the design and development of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array since its inception in 1999,
and was also a member of the SPIRE instrument team for the Herschel Space Observatory.
During her more than 20-year career at McMaster University, Professor Wilson has supervised 9 Ph.D. Students and 5 postdoctoral fellows. She is also in much demand as a public speaker for both amateur astronomy and general audiences. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and is currently the President of the Canadian Astronomical Society. As an AUI Trustee, she brings expertise in the techniques of high-frequency radio astronomy, in graduate and undergraduate education as well as public outreach, and an international perspective and connections.