Ursula Franklin


Franklin, born in Munich Germany, became a Quaker in 1964 in Canada with her family. She was a metallurgist, physicist, researcher, activist, self-identified feminist, and author.

In the late 1960s, as a Canadian citizen, she advocated for Canada to increase funding for environmental research and preventative medicine instead of spending it on weapons research saying,

“Peace is not the absence of war
but the absence of fear.”