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The Aesculapian Society will join the SGPS in September.
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Aesculapian Society to depart from AMS, join SGPS

Last week, medical students in the Aesculapian Society voted to become a member society of the SGPS.

Effective Sept. 1, 2019, the Society will depart from the AMS and join the SGPS. 

In an AMS statement released Thursday, AMS President Miguel Martinez expressed his gratitude for the Aesculapian Society’s many years of membership and medical student representation. 

“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,” he said. 

Aesculapian Society President Rae Woodhouse and Senior Affairs Officer Courtney Leach also provided a statement to the AMS.

“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,” the statement read. “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.”

2019-20 AMS senior management hired

Incoming AMS executive Auston Pierce, Jessica Dahanayake, and William Greene have hired the Society’s 2019-20 senior management team. 

Lucas Borchenko will serve as Secretary of Internal Affairs, Bunisha Samuels will serve as the Commissioner of Social Issues, and David Bath will be the Commissioner of External Affairs.

Alexia Henriques has been hired as the Commissioner of Campus Activities, Scott Schrempf the director of clubs, and Bronwyn Greenhalgh the director of human resources.

Director of Sponsorship and Alumni has been given to Chauntae De Gannes, and Zachary Slater will be the director of information technology.

Former Golden Words editor Brendan Robson will be the director of communications.

President-elect Auston Pierce stated the incoming executives are excited to work with their team in an AMS press release. 

“In the coming weeks we will work closely with our outgoing counterparts to ensure an efficient transition period,” the press released state. “Our team is very eager to begin advocating for and working in the best interests of all Queen’s students.”

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