The Iron Ring is worn by many Canadian-trained engineers on the little finger of their primary working hand as a symbol and reminder of the obligations and ethics associated with their profession. The ring, a symbol that reflects the moral, ethical and professional commitment made by the engineer who wears it, is presented to graduates in a closed ceremony known as The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. This ceremony is private: only students who have already graduated with a BEng at Carleton, or those who are registered to graduate, can attend this ceremony.

Ritual of the Calling of An Engineer

The next Iron Ring Ceremony will be held at Carleton University on Saturday, March 17, 2018. There will be 2 ceremonies held at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre (1315 Prince of Wales Drive). The first ceremony will be at 1:00pm and the second at 3:30pm, (the 1pm ceremony is now full and closed).  Students who have already graduated from the BEng degree at Carleton, or those who are registered to graduate by the end of winter term are eligible to attend this ceremony.

To apply for the ceremony please proceed to the online application form.   This form will close on March 2nd at noon or sooner if one or both of the ceremonies fill up before that date.  *Please note, the 1pm ceremony is now full until further notice.

Also, if you wish to have a guest (one only, per applicant), they must have already received their ring and you must include their full name at the time of your application.

Please check back often as further details will be posted as soon as they become available.

Information Session:

An information session will be held on Wednesday, March 14th at 5:30pm in the Kailash Mital Theatre in Southam Hall.  Please plan to attend this important meeting in which Retired Academic Support Officer, Mr. Brian Laughton will review Ring Day details and the history of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer, and the obligation you will be making to the profession.

Ring Day:

Registration will take place on March 17th in 2014 Minto Centre between 8:30am-12:30pm. Those attending the early ceremony will need to register as early as possible in the morning.  Please bring $20 (Cash Only), to cover the cost of the ring.

Kipling Award:

The Wardens of Camp 12 of the Corporation of the Seven Wardens will present Kipling Awards, valued at $1,500 each, to two members of the of the above noted groups.  The awards will be presented at the RItuals scheduled for March 17th, 2018. Eligibility requirements for the award are as follows;
1. A candidate must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada; and
2. A candidate must be a student in the fourth year of an undergraduate program in engineering at Carleton University, expecting to graduate in the spring of 2018 or a Carleton graduate who participated in the November 2017 Ritual held at Ottawa U.

The Faculty will rate all eligible applicants/nominees and provide recommendations to a Sub-Committee of Camp 12, who will decide the recipients, using the following criteria:
1. High academic achievement;
2. Demonstrated leadership qualities; and
3. Service to the engineering profession and the community.

Candidates may apply or be nominated.  Regardless, the submission should include  a 1-2 page document indicating the candidate’s suitability in accordance with the above criteria and be delivered to  the Academic Support Office at 2090 Minto Centre, no later than 12 noon. Monday, February 26, 2018.  Letters of recommendation are not essential but contribute to the rating of the submission.

After Party:

CSES will be hosting an after party at Lago Bar & Grill, Dows Lake Pavilion, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Driveway. Details to follow shortly.