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Professor Dan Fornade, Canada

Dan Fornade
Professor, Lexicographer, Editor
Researcher of the Romanian Emigration

Born: August 28, 1951, Timisoara. Son of Teodor and Paraschiva (b. Ilea)

Married to Aura (1972). Two daughters: Mihaela and Teodora- Nicoleta


  • 1980 - settled in Canada, Montreal and gets the Canadian Citizenship


  • 1970 - graduate of the High School nr. 10, Timisoara
  • 1972 - Post Secondary School of Foreign Trade, Bucharest
  • 1978 - Faculty of Phylology, Department for Romanian-English Languages and Literatures, University "Vasile Parvan", Timisoara
  • 1986 - diploma in Education, specialty English as a Second Language, McGill University


  • Since 1986 - professor of English Language, Commission of Catholic Schools in Montreal
  • Since 1992 - teaching English at Marymount Academy, Adult Education Center (E.M.S.B.)

Editorial Activity

  • Director-founder of the revue Luceafarul romanesc (The Romanian Morning Star), published in Montreal since 1990
  • Chief Editor of the yearbook ARA Journal, published by the Romanian-American Academy of Sciences and Arts (since July 2000)

Other activities

  • Takes active part in the activities organized by the Romanian Community in Montreal and other cities of Canada and USA
  • Founder of the Department "Periodicals" at the Library of the Romanian Cultural Center in Montreal
  • Organizer of the exhibitions " Eminescu's Centennial", "The Events of December 1989", at the Romanian Cultural Center in Montreal
  • Organizer of the First Exhibition of Romanian Anticommunist Newspapers (published in exile), on the occasion of the First Forum of the Romanian Press from Everywhere, Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest,(1999)
  • Organizer of the Exhibition of photos and documents "The Royal Family Regala", in Kitchener City, Waterloo University, Hilton Hotel in Toronto (1992) and Regent Wall Street Hotel in New York (may 2000)


  • Specialized in lexicography; author of several works of reference for learning and improving foreign languages
    • English-Romanian Conversation Book
    • Topical Picture Dictionary (Romanian-EnglishlEnglish-Romanian)
    • English Picture Dictionary (tradus in 16 limbi)
    • Picture Dictionary for Foreign Students: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced (3 volume)
  • Researcher of the history of the Romanian Emigration. Editor and redactor-coordinator of the first wide-spreading studies about the Romanians from abroad:
    • Enciclopedia romanilor din strainatate (7 volume): Biserici, Institutii, Personalitati, Ziare (Encyclopedia of the Romanians Abroad: Churches, Institutions, Personalities, Newspapers - 7 volumes)
    • Romanian American and Romanian Who's Who (English Version in 5 volumes)


  • Collection Luceafarul romanesc, Montreal (1990-2000)
  • Andrei Badin: "Profesorul Dan Fornade, autorul Enciclopediei romanilor de pretudindeni" in Ziua Nespaper, Bucharest, 31 December 1998 (Prof. Dan Fornade, author of the Encyclopedia of the Romanians Abroad)
  • Natalia Stanciu - "Despre pasiunea si luxul de a face romanism in America" in Curierul National, Bucuresti, 10 ian. 1999, p.7 (About the passion and luxury of making Romanics in America) 
  • "Forumul Presei Romane de Pretudindeni" in Cronica romana Newspaper, Bucharest, 21 October 1999, p.5 (Forum of the Romanian Press from Everywhere)
  • L. Hangiu, Dictionarul presei literare romanesti (Dictionary of the Romanian Literary Press), 1970-1990, Bucharest, 1996, p.2168.


  • Member of the Governing Board of Marymount Center, Adult Education Center (since 1998) 
  • Member of Montreal Professors Association (MTA)
  • Member of the Consultative Council of the website Yomee.com, headquartered in Los Angeles, together with several Outstanding American Personalities


  • P.O. Box 1163, Station HI Montreal, QC H3G 2Nl, Canada, Fax: (514) 933-3903. E-mail: luceafar@colba.net

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