TORONTO, ONTARIO – 10 Apr, 2017 – Dr. Daniel C. Andreae, Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo and Professor at the University of Guelph Humber was selected as “Top Professor of the Year” for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals for his exemplary achievements in the fields of Psychology and Higher Education.
While inclusion with the IAOTP is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations, contributions to their communities and nominations by their colleagues. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.
With over 2 decades of professional experience in higher education, Dr. Dan Andreae has certainly proved himself as an accomplished professional and expert, who has devoted a significant part of his life and career to researching and educating those affected by Neurodegenerative Diseases. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, Dr. Andreae has demonstrated success not only in academia but has also been an outstanding community advocate and true visionary of his time. He believes that “Education is not just an intellectual exercise; it is most effective when the head meets the heart and knowledge can be applied to enhance the quality of one’s life on all levels; educational, physical, spiritual and social.” Dr. Andreae is an award-winning professor who is both an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo and a Professor at the University of Guelph Humber.
Dr. Andreae’s dedication to the profession, his originality of thought and his passion for educating himself and those around him has led Dr. Andreae to teach over forty-five different subject courses at the college and university level. His focus has been related to psychology but Dr. Andreae’s approach has been to heal a person as a whole. He feels that as you begin to address the needs of the individual as a whole; students can begin to grasp hold onto their abilities, hopes and aspirations. He combined theory with life experiences and has been successful giving his students the confident exploration of ideas, free critical thinking and personal growth. Dr. Andreae’s involvement in neurodegenerative causes has made him also realize that education and research around the brain is crucial, and has led to the management of conditions and enhanced quality of life. This applies to a wide range of issues from Alzheimer’s, autism, traumatic brain injuries, and Tourettes Syndrome.
Stephanie Cirami, Vice President of IAOTP stated that “choosing Dr. Daniel Andreae for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. He brings a wealth of experience to the classroom to share with students and him having served as the Executive Director of a health agency that established the National Eating Disorder Center at Toronto Hospital, and as the first Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society in Toronto, was very impressive to us. He is brilliant and passionate for his work and for helping people, and we are so honored to have him with our organization. We hope to spend time with him at this year’s gala and we know we will be seeing more wonderful accomplishments from this man.”
Born in Canada, Dr. Andreae holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Toronto and Doctorate of Science specializing in neuroscience. His Masters in Clinical Social Work was earned at Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to attending the Wilfrid Laurier University, Dr. Dan Andreae earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto. As a result of studying with the Benson Henry Mind Body Institute in Boston, affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Andreae was granted membership in the Harvard Medical School Post Graduate Association.
Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Andreae has received numerous awards and accolades for his outstanding leadership and commitment to Psychology and Higher education. He has been recognized worldwide and he remains active in his community. For 2017 he was selected as Top Professor of the Year in Higher Education by the International Association of Top Professionals. In 2016 he graced the front cover of Elite Magazine and was the 2015 recipient of Oxford Who’s Who Tier of Excellence Award, Lifetime Accomplishment Recipient, and Covington Who’s Who Professional of the Year. In 2011 he was named Faculty and Staff Mentor of the Year and Faculty of Psychology of the Year. Recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Waterloo, and two time recipient as Faculty of the Year at the University of Guelph Humber. In 2010, Dr. Daniel C. Andreae received the prestigious Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship presented by the Lieutenant Governor for his work as a transformational leader in the social work profession. In 2008 he received the Lyall Hallman Social Work Award. In 2007 received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Assumption University for contributions to health care. In 2006 named Canadian Social Worker of the Year and recipient of Champion of Change Award presented by the Chair of the International body, Princess Yasmin Khan. He also received the Outstanding Service Award for Leadership by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and Inaugural June Callwood Outstanding Volunteer Award Presented by the Premier; Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal and Canada 125 Medal. In 2001 named Laurier’s Alumnus of the Year, The Brain Injury Association of Canada Award of Merit, and Ontario Social Worker of the Year for 1999. Dr. Andreae’s community involvement includes being the first Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, and Chair of the Patrons Council of the Society. In addition, he has been the longest serving President of the social work profession in Ontario and board member of organizations such as the Psychology Foundation of Canada and the Weizmann Institute of Science-Canadian division. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers; Alzheimer Society of Metropolitan Toronto and Dr. Andreae has built province-wide coalitions, liaised with allied professionals, and worked closely with elected officials and senior civil servants to lead a 10-year campaign to establish social work as a regulated profession in Ontario. This successful campaign culminated with legislation that protects and benefits Ontarians, and led to the creation of a College of Social Work to regulate the profession.
Looking back, Dr. Andreae attributes his success to his pursuit of knowledge, utilizing his experiences, his passion for his research and to helping people. When he is not working Dr. Andreae enjoys reading, travelling and enjoying life. For the future, Dr. Andreae will continue to grow as a professional and make a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can.
For more information on Dr. Andreae please visit: http://leadingmengala.weizmann.ca/dr-daniel-c-andreae
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