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 approved applicants and obligated guests can attend this ceremony.

Ritual of the Calling of An Engineer

The next Iron Ring Ceremony will take place on November 23, 2019 at the University of Ottawa’s main campus. Students registered to graduate from the BEng degree at the end of the summer or fall term are eligible to attend this ceremony. Applications for this ceremony are now closed.

Registration will take place the morning of the ceremony from 9:00 – 11:45 am. You must complete the registration process to attend the ceremony. Please note a $20 fee (cash only) must be paid on site to cover the cost of your iron ring and certificate.

The ceremony will commence shortly after the registration at 12:30pm. Registered guests must arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

Further details will be provided to approved applicants.

An information session will be held for approved applicants on November 12 at 5:30 pm in ME 3380.