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 Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at the Infinity Convention Centre.  Students registered to graduate from the BEng degree at the end of winter term, are eligible to attend this ceremony. The application form is now open; students will need to be available all day as registration will take place in the morning (at Carleton University) and the ceremony will be in the afternoon.  Further details will be posted as they become available.

McRostie & Kipling Awards:

The Wardens of Camp 12 of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer will present two Awards (McRostie & Kipling), valued at $1,500 each during the March 16th, 2019 Ceremony. Those who were approved for the November 2018 or March 2019 ceremonies will be eligible to apply. The eligibility conditions for the award are as follows:

  1. A candidate must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  2. A candidate must be a student in fourth year, expected to graduate in spring 2019 or a fall term 2018 graduate of an undergraduate program in engineering at Carleton University.

Selection of the recipient is made on the basis of:

– high academic achievement

– demonstrated leadership qualities, and

– service to the engineering profession and the community

On recommendation of the Associate Dean of Engineering, and as decided by a Committee consisting of the Chief Warden (or assignee) and two other Wardens of Camp 12 of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer.

To Apply:

You may nominate yourself, or a fellow classmate who meets the above criteria, by writing a brief essay outlining how you or your nominee have excelled in achieving the above criteria.

All applications must be submitted by hand, no later than Monday, February 25th at noon, in 2090 Minto Centre (no exceptions).  *Only one application for both awards is to be submitted.