Peel youth among 12 stars honoured with Junior Citizen of the Year

They're not all scientists, but it is great to see recognition for someone who supports Women in STEM

Hundal, also 17, is founder and president of Science Girls, a non-profit organization that aims to empower females in various areas of the ‘STEM’ fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

In Canada, Science Girls has provided more than 400 girls with the inspiration to overcome gender-based barriers to success through a conference and mentorship program. In addition, Hundal became the youngest researcher working at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomecular Research at the age of 15.