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Ursula Franklin

Canadian scientist Ursula Franklin was the first woman to be called a "University Professor" at the University of Toronto. She died on July 22, 2016 at 94 in a Toronto nursing home where she stayed with her husband. Photo from The Canadian Press

Year in Review 2016: People who died that you might not remember, but definitely should

From the guy who invented Buckley’s cough syrup, to the first woman to hold the title of “university professor” at the University of Toronto, these are some of the people we lost this year that made a contribution to our society.