Dan is an award-winning and distinguished professor at both the University of Guelph Humber and the University of Waterloo. Born in Toronto, Dr. Andreae holds a PhD in Adult Education and another in Science (specializing in neurosciences). He also holds an advanced diploma in stress management and a post graduate certificate in neuropsychophysiology. He has a passion for education and a dedication to lifelong learning
Dr. Dan Andreae is a distinguished community leader and has served as the first Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto building it up and later as Chair of its Patrons Council. Last fall he was given the prestigious Trailblazer Award from the Society in essence a lifetime Achievement Award. This followed a Champion if Change Award presented by Yasmin Khan.
Among many honours and awards, Dr. Andreae received the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Waterloo and is a two-time recipient of the Faculty of the Year Award from the University of Guelph Humber.
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. He was the longest-serving president of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and leader of a successful 10 year campaign to secure statutory legislation recognizing social work as a profession. His dynamic leadership through three governments and seven ministers resulted in the regulation of this profession. He is the inaugural recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in social work from the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).
He has received the GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA – Caring Canada Award and is a recent recipient of the UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NETWORK – Medal for Leadership in Community Health.
He is the Honourary Patron of Brain Injury Canada and was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from BIC in 2016. Dr. Dan is a co-founder and sponsor of NEDIC