The Iron Ring (now made of stainless steel) is worn by many Canadian-trained engineers on the little finger of their dominant 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 annually in a closed ceremony known as The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. This ceremony is private: it can only be attended by students who have already graduated from BEng at Carleton, those who are registered to graduate, and their guests who have already received their rings.
The next Ritual of the Calling of an Engineering will be hosted by Carleton University on March 18th, 2017. For further details about the upcoming Ceremony, visit our website.