Our Team

A group of undergrad and grad students along with support from faculty and staff members has teamed together to form the organizing committee for the 2023 CCUWiP. Meet the organizing team by accessing the menu on the left!

Madelyn Kaban (she/her)

Hi! My name is Madelyn Kaban (she/her). I am a third-year Physics major at the University of Regina and I am the Chair of the 2023 CCUWiP Organizing Committee! I am a middle-distance athlete on the University of Regina Track & Field Team. I also have my private pilot’s license and I enjoy lots of outdoor activities including skiing, hiking and camping. I am so excited to see you all at the conference in January!





Alicia Postuma (she/her/they/them)

Hi everyone! My name is Alicia Postuma. I just started my MSc at the University of Regina in subatomic particle physics, and I am a graduate volunteer with the CCUWiP 2022 Organizing Committee. In my free time, I like to play soccer and read sci-fi and fantasy novels. I’m looking forward to meeting you all in January!






Gwen Grinyer (she/her)

Hi! My name is Gwen Grinyer and I’m an associate professor of physics at the University of Regina. For CCUWiP 2023, I am serving as a faculty mentor and am just helping out the student organizers with whatever I can to make sure the conference is a big success. I’m an experimental nuclear physicist who is fascinated with the structure of nuclei and their role in the explosive astrophysics. I am also passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion in physics and am involved in a lot of outreach activities as well! Check out my instagram @gwendoesscience if you want to learn more about me!


Dhruval Shah (he/him)

Greetings! I am the Webmaster for the 2023 CCUWiP. I am a third-year honours physics student with a keen interest in philosophy. I have also being doing research in nuclear physics – studying rare modes of radioactivity! I often write for our university’s student newspaper. I like to read fiction, watch movies, go for walks (especially in gloomy weather!), and play pickleball. I am super pumped to connect with everyone during the conference!






Trey Chernoff (he/him/they/them)

Hey all! My name is Trey Chernoff. I’m in my final year of undergraduate physics at the University of Regina, and am currently working on my honours thesis involving micro-CT analysis of Cretaceous-era fossils. In my free time, I love curling and film studies. 🥌🎬Here’s to a great conference in January!