Trinity Lowthian

Trinity Lowthian is currently completing her Honours Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Ottawa and will graduate in 2024 as a Registered Dietitian. She is also a Team Canada para-fencer and competes internationally in wheelchair fencing. She has been involved in research and patient engagement for several years, starting as a […]

Zahra Alidina

Zahra is an undergraduate student at McMaster University. This summer, she is working at SickKids as a Research Student. She works with various organizations as a patient partner. She is excited to be able to take her lived experience and help contribute to a larger change through C4T and IMPaCT. She is passionate about working […]

Melila Chesick-Gordis

Born in Vancouver, BC, I was raised with a love for nature, physical activity, and my community. In my youth, I was a competitive dancer and later became a certified Fletcher Pilates instructor. Currently, I am a third year Queen’s University student pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) with a specialization in Kinesiology and a […]

Claudia Tersigni

After being diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at the age of ten, Claudia knew she wanted to pursue a career that would better patient outcomes for children living with gastrointestinal diseases. She believes living with IBD has given her the tenacity and resilience to pursue this goal. Claudia recently completed a Master of Science […]

Samantha Micsinszki

Sam Micsinszki is a registered nurse and currently a postdoctoral fellow at CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research and the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. She is interested in patient and family engagement in research as well as knowledge translation and research impact. Throughout her work, she aims to include patients and families […]