The Next Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer

The Next  Iron Ring Ceremony is November 12!

We really expect that this one can be in person.  We are planning to stream it live over the internet  as well for anyone who would prefer to attend on line. More details will be available when you register in October.

The next Iron Ring Ceremony in Calgary is  November 12, 2022

We will need your ring size!  we hope to have ring sizing on campus in the student services office for the coming ceremony.  You can always go to any jewelry shop to get the Pinky finger of your working hand sized for a standard North American ring, it will be 1 to 12, in full and half sizes only. There should be no charge for this.

Registration for the ceremony will open the first of  October and close on Oct 28th  Graduates from other Canadian universities and professional members from APEGA, (EIT, P.Eng) will be welcome to attend the virtual event as usual.

We hope this will be in person, and are planning to broadcast the event live as well. For attendance on line we will send you the detailed login instructions about a week prior to the event. Please make sure to set your Spam filter to accept our emails.

You must attend. Everyone who wishes to wear the Iron Ring must attend a Ceremony and undertake the Obligation in the presence of their peers.  This is at the core of the tradition of the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. If you register but are unable to attend the ceremony for any reason, we will not be able to send your ring. We are a volunteer group and  don’t do refunds, so if you miss the event we are sorry, you will need to register and pay for the next one. Please be aware that attendance will be taken.

Guests are allowed.  You can invite  your guests to attend the ritual either in person (max 2) or online at no charge, as usual.

Are you eligible?   All students graduating with an undergraduate degree in Engineering from a Canadian University, and practicing engineers accepted for professional membership by APEGA, EIT’s and P.Eng, are eligible to attend the Iron Ring Ceremony.  Iron Ring Camps across Canada are listed here.

When you register, and if you are graduating from a university other than U of C, we will ask you to upload your diploma or other documentation such as as a transcript to validate your graduation. APEGA members will simply need to supply their APEGA registration number.

We have ring exchange program.  If your ring doesn’t fit very well after you receive it you can exchange it on the day of the event.  Also, we will hold a ring exchange day on campus about 2 weeks after the ritual. Details to be provided when you register, no charge for this. Check the Ring Exchange page for the details of how to exchange at any other time.