While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience in the field, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities. These are truly incredibly talented professionals who have dedicated their life to their work and have had a lifetime of achievement and success!
Dr. Andreae will be honored at the 2017 IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala, at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park NYC for being selected not only for the Lifetime Achievement Award, but he was also selected as “Top Professor of the Year.” IAOTP will be announcing his selection for both distinctions and he will be receiving the Sapphire Diamond Crystal piece engraved for his Lifetime of Achievement and Success. . Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated “Choosing Dr. Andreae for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. He is brilliant, extraordinary, and an inspiration to not only other Professors but has also been a successful Doctor. Dr. Andreae is in a class of his own and we are honored to have him with our organization. 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. www.iaotp.com/award-gala.
Dr. Andreae is being recognized for having over 2 decades of professional experience in higher education, and for devoting such 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’s dedication to the profession, his originality of thought and his passion for educating himself and those around him has led him 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.
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. 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 2018 he is being considered for the Man of the Year Award and Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Top Professionals. For 2017 he was selected as Top Professor of the Year in Higher Education by the International Association of Top Professionals and is being included in Marquis Whos Who in the World where he will appear on their front cover of their first magazine edition. 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. 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, board member of the Psychology Foundation of Canada and is the Chair of the Advisory Council for the Weizmann Institute of Science-Canadian division. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers; Alzheimer Society of Metropolitan Toronto and has built province-wide coalitions, 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 led to the creation of a College of Social Work to regulate the profession. Dr. Andreae has also supported what are called “town to gown” public lectures at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. These are free and open to the public where interesting experts are invited to give a lecture and answer audience questions, called the Dr. Dan Andreae Presidential Lecture for Living in Healthy Communities. Speakers have included Dr. James Orbinski, who on behalf of Doctors Without Borders, accepted the Nobel Prize, Dr. Norman Doidge who has written bestselling books on the brain and brain plasticity, Olympic winners in skiing and skating and Stephen Page, singer for the group Bare Naked Ladies on mental health issues are also in attendance.
When Dr. Andreae is not working he enjoys Travel, history, politics, current events, anthropology, psychology, baseball, visiting stadiums when in a new city and collecting rare signatures of notable people in science, music, history, television and sports.
For more information on Dr. Andreae please visit: http://leadingmengala.weizmann.ca/dr-daniel-c-andreae
Watch his Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGd1NBQk7UU
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