Alumnus and museum friend Jim Reimer receives Contributions to Science Award

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Since 2007, the Faculty of Science has cherished the tradition of honouring alumni who have distinguished themselves as outstanding professional and personal achievers in their chosen fields and who have loyally dedicated their time and service to their alma mater.

The University of Waterloo Alumni Awards recognize these individuals and their significant contributions to their professions and communities.

This year Mr. James D. (Jim) Reimer will receive the Contributions to Science Award. 

jim reimerMr. Reimer (B.Sc. ’78, M.Sc. '80) is a petroleum exploration executive and current Vice-President of Geosciences & Technology at Painted Pony Petroleum in Calgary, Alberta.

A successful scientist and businessman, Jim shares his passion and expertise of earth sciences and geology community wide.

His contributions to earth sciences outreach include his role in the development of earth sciences Canada careers website, the WHERE Challenge for students and support for the textbook “Four Billion Years and Counting – Canada’s Geological Heritage.”

Mr. Reimer and his family are major benefactors of the Earth Sciences Museum at the University of Waterloo, where they established the “Reimer Family Gallery” of fine mineral specimens, the “Groundwater-Driven Mineralization” display, and the “Petrified Wood” display. Presently, Jim is supporting the development of the Museum’s “Laboratory of Life” exhibit which will feature magnificent specimens from a major new Canadian fossil discovery.

Jim is a Past-President and honorary member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, and a director of the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources. In 2007, UWaterloo’s 50th anniversary year, Mr. Reimer’s achievements were recognized by way of a UWaterloo Science Alumni of Honour Award.

Congratulations to Mr. Reimer!

Please join us at the reception to celebrate Mr. Reimer and the other outstanding Faculty of Science award recipients.