David Grimes, C.M. F.AMS

Adjunct Professor, Geography and Tourism Studies

Professional Experience

President (retired), World Meteorological Organization
Assistant Deputy Minister (retired), Environment and Climate Change Canada, Executive Head of Meteorological Service of Canada


Email: dgrimes@bell.net
Twitter: @WMOPstPresident
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Married to Karen, a Niagara Girl for more than 47 years. Three children and four grandchildren.

BSc Honours Physics and Mathematics, Brock University, 1975
Executive MBA, UBC (core courses completed), 1984
Senior Executive Policy Leadership and Administration Education, School of Public Service, Government of Canada, 1985 (Director Level); 1996 (Director General level); 2004 (Assistant Deputy Minister Level)

  • Alumni of Distinction Award, Brock University, 2012
  • Distinguished Graduate Award Math and Physics, Brock U, 2016
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society, 2016
  • Deputy Minister Commendation of Excellence Award, 2019
  • Prime Minister Public Service Commendation, 2019
  • Laureate, International Meteorological Organization, 2020
  • Member of the Order of Canada, 2020
  • Understanding the policy reticence in the face of compelling science evidence
  • Exploring Climate policy and climate change adaptation strategies
  • Climate change impacts on the wine industry and related tourism
  • Impacts of climate change on water resources