UNITED STATES, NEW YORK – 04-15-2020 (PRDistribution.com) — Dr. Daniel Andreae, Associate Adjunct Professor at Renison University College, University of Waterloo and Professor at the University of Guelph Humber was recently selected by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for the esteemed Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Dr. Daniel Andreae was honored at IAOTP’s 2019 Annual Awards Gala, at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for the Male Visionary of the Year Award and also as the Man of the Year. He will be honored for this recognition at IAOTP’s 2020 Annual Awards Gala being held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City and also for his exclusive induction into their Hall of Fame.  www.iaotp.com/award-gala

IAOTP holds a high regard for Dr. Daniel Andreae’s philanthropic efforts and dedication to serving others. The Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to one individual who has consistently demonstrated outstanding benevolence and made countless contributions to society throughout their entire professional careers. Stephanie Cirami, the President of IAOTP stated “Choosing Dr. Andreae for this award was a simple decision for our panel to make. Dr. Andreae has been an admirable member of our organization for quite some time. He is a great facilitator, who is open-minded and has a tremendous amount of compassion for all people. We are thrilled to bestow this honor on him.”

Dr. Andreae is being recognized for this honor for having over 2 decades of professional experience in higher education, his dedication to the profession, his originality of thought and his passion for educating himself and those around him.  Dr. Andreae 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.”  

His outstanding leadership and commitment to his research 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. 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, epilepsy, autism, and other traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Andreae is currently interested in the relationship between stress and emotions and the enteric system considered the body’s second brain. 

Born in Canada, Dr. Andreae holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Toronto. His Masters in Clinical Social Work was earned at Wilfrid Laurier University.  Prior to attending Wilfrid Laurier University, Dr. Andreae earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Assumption University in Windsor, Ontario and in 2020 will receive one from Laurentian University in Sudbury. 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 Postgraduate Association and is a certified Health Coach and a Founding Member of the Institute of Coaching affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University.

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. This year he will be featured on the Front Cover of TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and will be broadcast on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square, NYC.  In 2019 he received the Outstanding Leadership and Volunteer of the Year Award from the Weizmann Institute of Science, one of the world’s most esteemed research and educational institutes. He was also interviewed on TIP Radio, received the Man of the Year and the Top Male Visionary of the Year Award from IAOTP and was featured on two billboards in NYC on the famous Reuters Building. For 2018 he was selected for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Top Professionals and also graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine. Dr. Andreae also received the Lifetime Leadership Award from the National Eating Disorder Center at Toronto General Hospital for his support and guidance and Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario recently presented him with its inaugural Impact Award for community leadership and vision. For 2017, he was selected as Top Professor of the Year in Higher Education by IAOTP and was featured on the cover of Marquis Who’s Who in the World first magazine edition. Dr. Andreae has been selected as Intellectual of the Year for 2020 by the Top 100 Registry. 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 and in 2019 he received an Honorary Degree from the Humber Institute of Advanced Technology.  In 2006 he was named Canadian Social Worker of the Year and recipient of the 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 he was 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, former Vice President of the Psychology Foundation of Canada and is the current Health Advisor and Special Advisor to Weizmann Canada. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Michener Institute, Undea part of the University Health Network,  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. He is also sponsoring a pioneering lecture series on the future of Work in HealthCare and Beyond at the Michener Institute in Toronto. 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. 

Looking forward Dr. Andreae would like to continue to motivate students to learn and also to do more public education in the community. 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 Psychology and health, current events, travel, baseball, visiting stadiums when in a new city, hockey and collecting signatures of notable people in science, music, history, television and sports. 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: www.iaotp.com

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