- on the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 610 and 780 nm
- a red thing or person, in particular
- a UBC Engineering jacket or cardigan
Long ago, all faculties wore their colors to show pride in what they do. Red (Engineering), Blue (Science), Purple (Arts)… Today, Red still lives on and its original design remained almost unchanged. Science has also been trying to bring back Blue jackets… but they are not as cool as ours.
Decorating your Red with patches or pins is a great chance to show people who you are! Love Star Trek? Sew on a Starfleet Insignia. Want to represent what you are studying? Departments often sell patches. Love charity? Volunteer for EUS charity events and earn a patch! Want your name (or nickname) on your Red? Red Sales sells personalized name bars. Don’t be caught wearing a “naked Red” without patches… that’s an offence!
While we’d love to see patches from the EUS on your red, you can decorate your red however you want. Band patches, buttons, country flag patches, a patch from some other jacket you used wear, anything is acceptable – they don’t have to be engineering-related. Band patches and flag patches are the most common non-EUS patches. In addition, there are absolutely no rules about where patches go on your red!
We sell these Reds for cheap at the start of the year – $110 for the first 100 Reds sold, available while supplies last. They’re sold through Red Sales in the ESC, where you can also buy many other sorts of engineering goods. You can find more information about Red Sales and their hours on their Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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These patches can be purchased from Red Sales. They are great way to decorate your Red!
There are many trains of thought over who the knight might represent. Some believe that it is Godiva in armour — covered up during the times when the University threatened UBC Engineering with student fee-freezes if Godiva was ever printed; some believe that it is Godiva’s husband… but why would we make a patch about a tyrant?; and finally some believe that the knight represents the Engineer—following in Godiva’s footsteps, ever sacrificing.
This patch depicts our patron saint during her time of sacrifice for her people. Read the story here.
These limited edition patches are to commemorate the passing of our beloved Cheeze.
EUS Controlled Patches
The following patches must be earned and cannot be purchased.
Charity-related patches are awarded to students based on the number of hours they have donated to charitable events and causes. The large star is awarded at 30 points, and small stars are awarded for each additional 15 points gained. At 123 total points the charity 123 patch is also awarded. More details on how points are calculated is available on the Charity Points Form!
La crème de la crème, this coveted award is given only under exceptional circumstances, when the STUdeNt projecT enhances our already prestigious reputation on a global scale. The Black E is treated with reverence, and spoken of in hushed tones. Come to Old Red New Red to meet wearers of this patch – you might not ever encounter one otherwise. The patch was originally an E-shaped pin with a black face, similar to the Gold E without a background.
Other Commonly Seen Patches & Pins
These patches each represent the different Engineering departments. These are sold through the departmental club offices and prices vary. Clubs with active patches as of 2011 include: ECE, Civil, IGEN, Mech, Fizz, Georox. Vintage patches are known to exist for: Electrical (“Electricals circle”, used prior to inclusion of Comp. Eng.), Mining (“Mine Cart” discontinued in 2010), Bio-resource (logo used until the option was discontinued from CHBE), Fizz (“Atom” – switched patches in 2010), Georox (“Moose” – switched patches in 2009)
Many departments also carry pins in the same manner as patches. They are generally small and feature the club logo. Currently sold pins include: ECE, Mining, MTRL. The former pins are too numerous to list – almost every department, and many grad classes have carried pins at some point in time.
Sigma Phi Delta Crest
These patches are worn by members of the Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity. They are not available to non-members.
Alpha Omega Epsilon Crest
These patches are worn by members of the Alpha Omega Epsilon Sorority. They are not available to non-members.
These patches feature the current EWB logo. They are available for purchase through Red Sales, but are not restricted to members.