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Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (Iron Ring Ceremony)

Next ceremony: February 3 2018 

Iron Ring

"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)

Details

  • 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.

  • Event details are provided in the invitation.

  • Prior to the ritual, students must attend an introductory session and ring fitting. [Instructions for ring fitting forms.]

  • Obligated (ringed) engineers of 5 or more years are permitted to attend the ceremony and to ring an engineer candidate.  

Guest Ring Presenters

An obligated engineer will be permitted to ring an engineer candidate.  A Guest Ring Presenter Data Sheet must be completed and returned to Camp 15 for verification. A Guest Ring Presenter Nomination form should be completed and brought to the ceremony. An obligated engineer attending the ceremony but not ringing an engineer candidate does not need to submit paperwork. Obligated engineers must be wearing their ring to attend the ceremony.

  • Guest Ring Presenter Data Sheet [Submission deadline: January 19, 2018]
  • Guest Ring Presenter Nomination Form- Complete this form and bring it to the ceremony.

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

 

 

Iron Ring

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)