Dr. Dan Andreae
Sociology Department


Dr. Dan Andreae is a distinguished academic and respected community leader, volunteer and citizen in Canada.

Over the course of his teaching career he has taught 46 different subjects in various disciplines focusing primarily in social sciences and, in particular, psychology.

Currently he is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo near Toronto where he has received the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award and a Professor at the University of Guelph Humber where he has twice been selected as Faculty of the Year as well as a mentoring award from graduating students.  He believes that education is most effective when the head meets the heart.

Prior,  Dr. Andreae helped to launch the National Eating Disorder Information Center at Toronto Hospital, was the first Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society building up the organization and also the longest serving President of the Ontario Association of Social Workers where he successfully led a 10 year campaign to achieve statutory regulation for the profession, the last jurisdiction in North America to obtain such legislation.

Believing in giving back to the community, he is currently the Vice President of the Psychology Foundation of Canada which focuses on stress relief programs for children and adolescents, Chair of the Advisory Council for the Weizmann Institute of Science (Canada), Honourary Patron of Brain Injury Canada, Patron of the Canadian Abilities Foundation, member of the Patrons Council of the Alzheimer Society and Past Chair and Honourary Chair of the National Eating Disorder Center at Toronto Hospital.  He has also been a supporter of Princess Margaret Hospital a renowned cancer institute in Toronto.

For his many contributions over the years Dr. Andreae has received numerous awards, recognitions and honours from universities, all levels of government and charitable and professional organizations.

"At times we feel compelled to hold our past experiences accountable for our present condition. The desire to blame who we are on what did or did not occur in our lives overpowers our need to be accountable for what we choose to do or not do about it. It is not the action, but the reaction to the action that is of the most importance. To live this truth is our opportunity to redefine ourselves." –Richard A. Snipes



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