President’s Award Winner 2021
Given in recognition of outstanding contribution to the development of the Academy (nominated by the President of the Academy, with the unanimous consent of the Board of Directors).
Janine Verge , AuD - Reg, Aud (C), Doctor of Audiology
Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia
- Vestibular Interest Group publications, webinars, etc.
- Accessibility awareness campaigns, articles and research
- CAA representative for Audiology National Standards and Competencies
- CAA representative for Canadian Accessibility Act
- Mentored student projects
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion project and more...
Janine Verge has worked as an Audiologist at the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres for the past 17 years. She obtained her BSc (Psychology) at Mount Saint Vincent University, her MSc (Audiology) from Dalhousie University, and her AuD from AT Still University. Janine won the 2009 NSHSC Advocacy Award and the 2013 NSHSC Dr. N. Barrie Coward Continuing Educational Award. She served as president of the Speech and Hearing Association of Nova Scotia from 2010-2013. Janine is an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University, teaching in the area of vestibular testing and management. She co-created the CAA National Vestibular Special Interest Group and is co-editor of “Striking the Right Balance,” an on-going feature column in the on-line publication “Canadian Audiologist.” Janine is also co-founder and committee member of the Dalhousie Hearing Aid Assistance Program. Janine is particularly interested in all things vestibular, fall prevention, and mental health advocacy.