Humber opens Dan Andreae Math and Writing Centre

New centre honours generous gift from long-time professor


Friday, May 29, 2015

Toronto, Ontario – May 29, 2015 – Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning will be commemorating a generous donation from professor Dr. Dan Andreae by naming its North Campus math and writing centre in his honour.

The Dan Andreae Math and Writing Centre is located on the third floor of the new Humber Learning Resource Commons. The centre provides free support for full- and part-time students who need help in writing or math, as well as resources, workshops and activities that enable students to connect, engage and succeed.

Last year, Andreae donated $250,000 in support of the Dr. Dan Andreae Scholarships, an endowment that will fund three awards for students taking courses in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, where Andreae has taught for many years.

“I believe in Humber, and I believe in what we’re doing here,” says Andreae. “During my time here, I’ve supported scholarships for students, and I decided that I wanted to do more – that I really wanted to help students, to encourage and inspire them. Over years of attending awards nights I’ve seen that the kind of confidence-building that comes with receiving a scholarship is irreplaceable.”

Paula Gouveia, dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, says that Andreae’s gift will make a significant difference to students, and is in keeping with his passion for supporting students.

“These awards speak to what he believes in,” she says. “Through this endowment fund, and through his involvement in so many diverse programs, he has helped our students achieve and be so much more than they thought was possible.”


Opening of Dan Andreae Math and Writing Centre


Event Opening of Dan Andreae Math and Writing Centre

Monday, June 1, 2015 (3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Where Humber College North Campus Learning Resource Commons, Third Floor (205 Humber College Blvd.)
Interview/photo op

Chris Whitaker, president, Humber College

Dan Andreae, professor and donor

Student award winners

Tour of the Dan Andreae Math and Writing Centre

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 27,000 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 150 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit
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For more information and to arrange interviews, please contact:
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