Training a new generation of researchers in gastroenterology

and liver.

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  • PhD scholarships
  • Research fellowships
  • Early career researcher awards
  • Summer studentships

What we offer

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  • 1:1 mentorship and support from leaders in GI & liver research
  • transformative peer mentorship
  • access to leading industry mentors
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  • career and professional development
  • wellness
  • industry internships
  • funded lab exchanges
  • patient experience
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Meet our TRIANGLE Award Winners!

Early Career Researchers

Joanna Dionne, MD PhD

Assistant Professor & Gastroenterologist, McMaster University

Yasmin Nasser, MD PhD

Assistant Professor & Gastroenterologist, University of Calgary

Heather Armstrong, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta & University of Manitoba

Henry Nguyen, MD

Assistant Professor & Gastroenterologist, University of Calgary

LIsa Reynolds, PhD

Associate Professor,

University of Victoria

Daniel Mulder, MD PhD

Assistant Professor & Gastroenterologist

Queen’s University

Fellows - 2024 Cohort

Kirsty Brown, PhD

University of Calgary

Thomas Guerbette, PhD

Université Laval

Kate Dunn, PhD UHN

Simone Paerregaard, PhD

University of Calgary

Ryder Whittaker-Hawkins


Ho Kit Mok, PhD


Fellows - 2023 Cohort

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 - 2024 Cohort

Jehison Alirio Herrera Pulido

PhD Student, Université der Sherbrooke

Armaan Mohan

PhD Student, University of Calgary

Apsara Srinivas

PhD Student, UBC

Zhaoping Aaron Ju

PhD Student, McGill Research Institute

Jessica Pei

PhD Student, McGill University

Chad Poloni

PhD Student, UBC

PhD Students - 2023 Cohort

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

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

2023 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

2023 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

2023 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