University of Toronto Professor Emerita Ursula Franklin was a brilliant scientist, physicist, engineer, educator, activist and advocate for peace.
Franklin, who died at the age of 94, first came to the University of Toronto as a postdoctoral student in 1949. She rejoined U of T in 1967 as researcher and associate professor of what is more commonly referred to as materials science and engineering.
In recognition of her humanitarian work, Franklin received the United Nations Association’s Pearson Peace Medal in 2002.
Along with the entire University of Toronto community, the Robertson Program would like to recognize and remember the amazing achievements made by Ursula Franklin.