Norine Verberg (On Sabbatical - Winter 2023)

Norine Verberg (On Sabbatical - Winter 2023)

Ph.D., Waterloo
Associate Professor
Nicholson Tower
(902) 867-5077

Norine Verberg  teaches on family life, parenting, social policy, social inequality, and ancestry and identity. She received her doctorate in Sociology from the University of Waterloo in 1994. Her research focuses on the social activism of families who respond to a preventable tragedy (e.g., Westray Families Group and MADD) and refugee settlement and community development.

Research Interests

Private Sponsorship of Refugees, Refugee Resettlement in Rural Nova Scotia, Community Sponsorship; WUSC SRP, Aftermath Activism by Families


St. Francis Xavier University Outreach Award, Dec. 2017

Recent Publications

Verberg, N. and MacDonald, J.M. (in press). A meso-level analysis of the revitalization of the WUSC Student Refugee Program at StFX. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees.

Verberg, N. and Khoury, J. (2017). Team Syria: The Ripple Effect of University-Community Partnerships. Canadian Diversity. 4(3), 29–30.

Verberg, N. and Davis, C.G. (2011). Counter-memory activism in the aftermath of tragedy: A case study of the Westray Families Group. Canadian Review of Sociology 48(1), 23-43.

Davis, C.G., Wohl, M.A.J.  and Verberg, N. (2007). Meaning and posttraumatic growth in the wake of senseless tragedy.  Death Studies 31(8), 693-712.

Verberg, N. (2006). Family-based social activism: Rethinking the social roles of families.  Socialist Studies Review 2(1), 23-46.