Training a new generation of researchers in gastroenterology

and liver.

TRIANGLE (TRaIning A New generation of researchers in Gastroenterology and LivEr) is a national training program aimed at transforming research and patient care in gastroenterology and liver. With the support of TRIANGLE funding, mentorship, education, and work-integrated learning, a new generation of researchers will develop the skills and knowledge to launch impactful careers in and out of academia.

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TRIANGLE offers scholarships, fellowships and awards for undergraduate students, graduate students, research fellows, and early career faculty.

What we offer


TRIANGLE members get access to high-quality mentorship and support from leaders in the field.

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TRIANGLE members have access to training and education programs, including workshops and seminars, conferences, and work-integrated learing.

Who is TRIANGLE for?

Undergraduate Students

Launching Summer 2023, TRIANGLE will offer paid summer research studentships to support undergrad and medical students.

Graduate Students & Research Fellows

The first TRIANGLE competition is now closed. Check back in summer 2023!

Early Career Faculty

The first TRIANGLE competition is now closed. Check back in summer 2023!

Supervisors, Mentors, Industry Partners, Patients

We'd love to hear from you and share more information about how you and/or your students can get involved.

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Meet our 2023 TRIANGLE Award Winners!

Early Career Researchers

Dr. Joanna Dionne, MD MSc PhD

Assistant Professor, Divisions of Critical Care and Gastroenterology, McMaster

Clinician-Scientist, Juravinski Hospital

Dr. Yasmin Nasser, MD PhD FRCPC

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Clinician-Scientist, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Calgary

Research & Clinical Research Fellows

Dr. Natasha Haskey, PhD RD

University of Calgary

Dr. Rabia Khan, MD


Dr. Ana Teresa Limon Miro, PhD

University of Alberta

Dr. Paula Littlejohn, PhD

UBC/BC Children's

Dr. Or Steg Saban, MD


Dr. Fernando Vicentini, PhD


Dr. Preedajit (Som) Wongkrasant, PhD

University of Calgary

PhD Students

Kwestan Safari

University of British Columbia/BC Children's

James King

University of Calgary

Rachael FitzPatrick

University of Victoria

Emily Johnson

University of Alberta

Siu Ling (Ling Ling) Tai

University of Toronto

PhD Students

Edgard Medawar Université de Montréal

Maude Hamilton

Université de Sherbrooke

Dianne Pupò Gomez

Université de Sherbrooke

Samantha Morin

McMaster University

Boyan Tsankov

University of Toronto

Summer Students

Jaimie Kerzner

Supervisor: Dr. Catharine Walsh, SickKids Research Institute

Berton Guo

Supervisor: Dr. Yasmin Nasser, University of Calgary

Emily Howard

Supervisor: Dr. Lauren Davey, University of Victoria

Sharon Felix

Supervisor: Dr. Deanna Santer, University of Manitoba

Summer Students

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Janita Basit

Supervisor: Dr. Cathy Lu, University of Calgary

Lydia Acharya

Supervisor: Dr. Joanna Dionne, McMaster University

Chloe Hand

Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Reynolds, University of Victoria

Sarah Allam

Supervisor: Nikhil Pai, McMaster University

Summer Students

Rachel Leong

Supervisor: Dr. Maria Ines Pinto Sanchez, McMaster University

Cole Stocker

Supervisor: Dr. Kyoung-Han Kim, University of Ottawa

Sophie Thornton

Supervisor: Dr. Eytan Wine, University of Alberta

Izzah Sattar

Supervisor: Dr. Alberto Caminiero, McMaster University

Who we are

TRIANGLE brings together people impacted by—and working toward cures for—gastrointestinal and liver disease: patients & families, researchers, First Nations, charities, government agencies, professional associations, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and many more.

The expertise and advocacy of our partners shapes TRIANGLE's unique approach to training the next generation of researchers who will transform the future of gastrointestinal and liver health.

Who we are


Dr. Nicola Jones

University of Toronto/SickKids


Dr. Derek McKay

University of Calgary


Dr. Bruce Vallance

University of British Columbia

Program Manager

Dr. Melissa Dalgleish


Lead sponsors

Our partners

Antibe Therapeutics

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology

Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

The Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Dalhousie University


The Hospital for Sick Children


James Smith Cree Nation

McMaster University

Muskoday First Nation

Nestle Health Science

Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

One Arrow First Nation

Université de Sherbrooke

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia Hospital

University of Calgary

University of California, San Diego

Université de Montréal

University of Saskatchewan

University of Toronto

University of Victoria

University of Western Ontario

Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Women's College Hospital