James D. (Jim) Reimer (BSc Earth Sciences ’78, MSc Earth Sciences '80) is a petroleum exploration executive, currently 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 significant roles in the development of earth sciences Canada careers website, the WHERE Challenge for students, and support for the acclaimed 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.