who are we? 

 About The Redsuits 

 CO-OC APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! 
CHECK IT OUT BELOW. 

Th Redsuits are a group of passionate upper-year Engineering, B.Tech, iBioMed, and Computer Science students that volunteer their time and energy to give first year students the best possible introduction to our programs. The team is made up of students with a wide diversity of experiences, identities, and beliefs that are crucial in ensuring first years are welcome in their new home!

The Redsuits are a major component of Welcome Week celebrations from the very beginning. Historically, they work with Reps from every Faculty to move new students into their Rez buildings at the end of August, and teach the first years a couple new cheers along the way! The Reds spend the rest of their week guiding the first years through Welcome Week events, showing them around campus, and just generally being awesome. 

The job of a Redsuit doesn't end with Welcome Week, either. They have a duty to be role models for our students year-round, whether they're wearing their shiny coveralls or not. You can find them chaperoning Pub Nights, monitoring buses, and helping run events like Oksoberfest. Then there's perhaps the most important duty of a Redsuit - handing out DELICIOUS crackers outside first-year midterms and exams! Needless to say, MacEng wouldn't be the same without the Reds on campus. 

 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR CO-ORIENTATION COORDINATORS! 

What is a Co-Orientation Coordinator and How Do I Become One?
The Co-Orientation Coordinators (or Co-OCs) are the two fearless leaders of the Redsuit team, as well as the lead planners of each year’s Welcome Week from the Faculty of Engineering. They are responsible for selecting the Orientation Committee and for facilitating the Redsuit tryout process. By working with the Faculty of Engineering, the Student Success Centre, and a variety of other partners on and off campus, the Co-OCs ensure that Welcome Week is a rewarding experience for all involved.

 

Am I Eligible to Apply?

To apply for Co-OC, you must meet the following criteria:

1. You must apply with a partner.

2. You and your partner must both currently be registered in level 3 or above.

3. You and your partner must both have been an MES Welcome Week Representative.

4. You and your partner must both currently have, and maintain, full MES member status until completion of the Co-OC term.

What is the Application Process?

1. You and your partner must both individually submit your written applications by November 3rd, 2021 @ 11:59 PM.

2. You and your partner shall prepare a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation to be submitted by November 5th, 2021 @ 11:59 PM. 

3. You and your partner shall present at the MES Council Meeting on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 @ 7 PM. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period (maximum 25 minutes).

Got Questions?

If you are interested in applying, we highly recommend reaching out to the outgoing Co-OCs, Jack and Kristine. You can email them, or drop by their office hours on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM in the MS Teams. 

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Jack

FLannery

Program: Electrical & iBio, II

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Kristine

Uchendu

Program: Software & iBio, II

Not interested in applying, but want your voice heard?

The final choice of who the next Co-OC's are falls entirely on the Co-OC selection committee: Associate Dean (Academic), Assistant Dean (Studies), the outgoing Co-OCs, and the MES President.

However, there is time reserved at the end of each applicant's presentation on November 10th for members of the community to voice their thoughts on the presentations by all the potential Co-OC pairings. So come out if that is of interest to you!

 Think you've got 

 What it takes? 

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How do I become a Redsuit?

So you think you wanna be a Redsuit and maybe even plan Welcome Week?? The best thing about the Redsuits is that they’re made up of a diverse group of Mac Eng students, just like you! Historically, the application includes a written and interview component.

Redsuit applications for Welcome Week 2022 will be open in Winter 2022. If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to reach out to coocs@macengsociety.ca.

What is the Orientation Committee and How Can I Join?
The Orientation Committee is a group of experienced upper-year Redsuits who take part in the planning of each year’s Welcome Week. The “Committee” is responsible for the selection of the Redsuit team, and organizes the individual events and initiatives for the brand new group of first year students that join the community each year. Committee is selected each year by the Co-Orientation Coordinators after submitting an application and going through an interview process.

What is a Co-Orientation Coordinator and How Do I Become One?
The Co-Orientation Coordinators (or Co-OCs) are the two fearless leaders of the Redsuit team, as well as the lead planners of each year’s Welcome Week from the Faculty of Engineering. They are responsible for selecting the Orientation Committee and for facilitating the Redsuit tryout process. By working with the Faculty of Engineering, the Student Success Centre, and a variety of other partners on and off campus, the Co-OCs ensure that Welcome Week is a rewarding experience for all involved. To become a Co-OC, pairs of two experienced upper-year Redsuits present a bid for Welcome Week. The Co-OCs are then chosen by members of the faculty.