The great diabetes idea, 100 years on

The great diabetes idea, 100 years on

You’d be hard pressed to find a more unlikely medical hero than Sir Frederick Banting, a young doctor and Western lecturer who didn’t even know how to spell ‘diabetes’ when – exactly 100 years ago – he came up with a radical idea to prevent millions of deaths .

Top honours for graduate students

Top honours for graduate students

For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized outstanding students across Canada. The Gold Medals are awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level. Three Western graduates are among the recipients of Gold Medals this year....