Priscilla (Cindy) Greenwood Awarded the Order of Canada
November 30, 2020
On November 27, 2020 Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced 114 new appointments to the Order of Canada, Among the awardees was PWIAS associate, Priscilla (Cindy) Greenwood who was recognized for her contributions to fields of statistics and mathematics, and for her pioneering work in probability theory.
Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. The Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities.
Cindy Greenwood was the recipient of the very first Major Thematic Grant Award from the Institute in 1996 for her project “Crisis Points and Models for Decision”. She and eight other UBC scholars spent four years studying the phenomena wherein the character of a process changes abruptly and reaches a critical point, such as in the recurrence of a disease posing a major new threat, groundwater pollution reaching a level where it threatens our water supply, or the collapse pollution reaching a level where it threatens our water supply, or the collapse of a currency or market.