Toronto, ON – A “pracademic” is both an academic and an active practitioner in their subject area. Pracademics focus on teaching concepts that can be translated into real action.
Dr. Dan Andreae is one such pracademic and a modern-day Renaissance Man. Recently named Professor of the Decade by the International Association of Top Professionals in New York, his areas of expertise range from leadership and education to health, neuroscience and philanthropy.
As an advocate dedicated to leading organizations committed to change, Dr. Andreae has made many contributions to community, academic institutions and government. Dr. Andreae is the longest serving President of the Ontario Association of Social Workers, where he led a successful 10-year campaign to secure legislation that recognized social work in Ontario.
Dr. Andreae has devoted significant energies over his career to educating and advocating around neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Andreae has served as the first Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. He’s worked for the Canadian Abilities Foundation, Brain Injury Canada, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Psychology Foundation of Canada, and the National Eating Disorder Information Center at Toronto Hospital. He’s been selected to receive a prestigious award from the Top 100 Registry as Global Visionary for his outstanding contributions.
Dr. Andreae is also involved in the Weizmann Institute of Science located in Rehovot, Israel, where he serves on their International Board with a neuroscience laboratory named in his honor. He was selected as one of 10 Leading Canadians by the Institute in Canada, receiving their Outstanding Leadership Award last year.
“Being involved in community organizations and giving back has been a big part of my life,” says. Dr. Andreae.