Supported by several decades of expertise in brain health and neuroscience, Dr. Daniel C. Andreae is recognized as the first executive director of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, in which he led a successful 10-year campaign to secure legislation recognizing social work as a profession. Drawing upon numerous degrees and honorary doctorates within the realms of psychology, neurodegenerative diseases and education, he has maintained involvement with his local community as an award-winning advocate. His participation in research regarding neurodegenerative causes has brought to light the importance of brain education and research as it relates to medicine, thus increasing the level of management of such conditions as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, traumatic brain injuries and Tourette syndrome.
At the inception of his career in Canada, Dr. Andreae was an adjunct associate professor and fellow at Renison University College with the University of Waterloo. After several years, he was promoted to professor of psychology at the University of Guelph-Humber. Within the United States, he also served in the department of continuing education at the Harvard Medical School. He has also sponsored the annual lecture, titled “The Dr. Dan Andreae Presidential Lecture,” at the Michener Institute and co-sponsored the annual mental health conference at George Brown College. Additionally, within health care, Dr. Andreae has sponsored an innovative training program for surgeons and allied health professionals in robotic surgery at the University Health Network in Toronto, having also been the lead donor for the Da Vinci Robot at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. Furthermore, he is a donor to the Stroke and Rehabilitation Center at Toronto Western Hospital and has been recognized as a champion for and advisory committee chair of the National Eating Disorder Center at Toronto Hospital.
In recognition of his successes throughout his career, Dr. Andreae has received myriad accolades. In 2017, he notably earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Eating Disorder Information Centre, and a neuroscience laboratory was named in his honor at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Honored as Social Worker of the Year in 2016, Dr. Andreae also earned the Lyall Hallman Social Work Award in 2008 and an Award of Merit from the Brain Injury Association of Canada. Likewise, Wilfrid Laurier University honored him as Alumnus of the Year in 2001, and he was named Ontario Social Worker of the Year in 1999.
Other prestigious awards to Dr. Andreae’s credit have included the Ontario Medal of Citizenship, the Inaugural June Callwood Outstanding Volunteer Award, the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Medal, the Canada 125 Medal, the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Waterloo. The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Association of Social Workers, he was also honored nationally by Princess Yasmin Khan and received the Trailblazer Award from the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.
A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Andreae has been highlighted in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World, and he was named a Worldwide Humanitarian and Industry Leader in 2018. Featured in Marquis Millennium Magazine in 2018, he has also been recognized by The Wall Street Journal and on the Thomas Reuters billboard in New York City’s Times Square. Furthermore, Dr. Andreae was bestowed with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.