Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (Iron Ring Ceremony)
Next ceremony: February 8 2020
"The Iron Ring has been registered and may be worn on the little finger of the working hand by any engineer who has been obligated at an authorized ceremony of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. The ring symbolizes the pride which engineers have in their profession, while simultaneously reminding them of their humility."
(Original text by Camp No. 1, Toronto 91.07)
Students in their final year are sent an invitation from Camp 15 (Waterloo) to attend the "Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer", also known as the Iron Ring Ceremony.
Prior to the ritual, students must attend an introductory session and ring fitting.
Event details are provided in the Iron Ring Invitation (link to Camp 15 website provided late fall).
Registration for ring fitting (current undergrad students only): the site will open after the introductory talks and close day before ring fitting. Others: contact Camp 15.
Guest Ring Presenters (details in invitation under Additional Items)
An obligated (ringed) engineer of 4 or more years is permitted to attend the ceremony and to ring an engineer candidate. Information is available when completing online registration.
[NOTE] An obligated engineer attending the ceremony but not ringing an engineer candidate does not need to submit paperwork.
Questions regarding Iron Ring events, should be directed to the Camp Wardens on the night of the Introductory Talks.
Spirit of the ritual
The Obligation will be taken on cold iron of honourable tradition, as being a solid substance of proven strength and physical characteristics. It will not be taken on any other written works of man, but upon a product from nature, used by every engineer. - Kipling
Waterloo Engineering contact:
Cathy Seitz, Administrative Assistant
Co-operative Education and Professional Affairs
Engineering Undergraduate Office