Statement on The Aesculapian Society’s Secession from the AMS
February 28th, 2019
On February 21st and 22nd, medical students in the Aesculapian Society voted to depart from the Alma Mater Society and become a member society of the Student Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS). These changes will be effective September 1st, 2019.
Below is a quote by Aesculapian Society President, Rae Woodhouse and Senior University Affairs Officer Courtney Leach.
“The Aesculapian Society is very grateful for the many positive years that we have spent as a member body of the Alma Mater Society. We sincerely appreciate the services, opportunities, and advocacy that the AMS provides to the students of Queen’s University. We are certain that the AMS will continue to do wonderful work in the years to come, and we look forward to collaborating in joint endeavours as a member of the SGPS.”
Miguel Martinez, AMS President stated, “I would like to thank the Aesculapian Society for the many years of being a member of the Alma Mater Society and their continuous efforts in representing Medical students. We recognize and appreciate all their hard work, look forward to continuing communication with the Aesculapian Society, and wish them the best with their optimistic future.”
Please direct all media inquiries to Rachael Heleniak, AMS Director of Communications, at or (613) 533-6000 x 75850
Alma Mater Society (AMS) – http://www.myams.org
The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 17,750 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. There are over 1,000 student volunteers and 800 paid staff.