The Engineering Society provides specially coloured hardhats to many individuals that fulfill leadership roles within the Skule Community. The hardhats provide recognition for these individuals' efforts, promote awareness of their roles in the Skule community, and bolster Skule spirit (facilitated by the Policy on Hard Hats). By tradition, some colours are reserved for groups and individuals external to the Society, including the Skule Trinity, Skule Nite, and the Pink hardhat in memory of Julie Wilkinson.
Hardhats are often decorated by their owners, sometimes with simple stickers and letters to label their position, and sometimes with elaborate gadgets and contraptions. Each year, the F!rosh Hardhat Decoration Contest is held during Godiva Week to determine who can come up with the best/most creative designs.
Current Hardhat Colours
|High Visibility Orange||Bnad Leedur|
|Silver||Brute Force Committee|
|White Fireman's Hardhat||President|
|Pink||Julie Wilkinson (Memorial)|
|White||Officers (except the President)|
|Discipline Club Chairs|
|Green||Alumni Outreach Director|
|Blue & Gold Committee Chair|
|Career Fair Director|
|Chief Returning Officer|
|Community Outreach Director|
|Computer Systems Administrator|
|Engineering Stores Managers|
|F!rosh Handbook Editor|
|Professional Outreach Director|
|Orange||Board of Directors (non-Officers)|
|UTSU Directors (Engineering)|
|Governing Council Representatives (Engineering)|
|Grey||Affiliated Club Chairs|
About Julie Wilkinson and the Pink Hard Hat
More info needs to be researched through the Skule Archives, however what is known about Julie is that she was a past Business Manager for the Engineering Society. A part-time industrial engineering student while fulfilling the role and responsibilities of a Business Manager, she was diagnosed with cancer. She was known for making significant contributions to the improvement of the Skule community. Eventually, she passed away due to her illness. The pink hard hat is the Engineering Society's memorial for her, and sits above the Business Manager's desk in the Engineering Society Office.