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The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer is a ceremony that is administered by the Corporation of the Seven Wardens Inc., an independent body that is responsible for administering and maintaining the Iron Ring ceremony. The seven past-presidents of the Engineering institute of Canada in 1922 were the original seven wardens. Engineering students who have been obligated at the authorized ceremony wear an iron ring on the little finger of the working hand. The ring symbolizes the pride which engineers have in their profession, while simultaneously reminding them of their humility. The ring serves as a reminder to the engineer and others of the engineer’s obligation to live by a high standard of professional conduct.

Engineering students must attend the Iron Ring ceremony in order to receive the Iron Ring.

To participate in the Spring Iron Ring ceremony,

You must apply to graduate by January 31, 2023. Application to graduate in June 2023 will open on November 1, 2022. https://registrar.yorku.ca/graduation/apply

You must be eligible to graduate from a Bachelor of Engineering program for Spring 2023. If you have graduated prior to Spring 2023 and wish to participate in an Iron Ring ceremony, please complete this form: https://cglink.me/2fs/s70894. (Please note this form is to collect your contact information and is not the Registration form for the Ceremony. Form will close January 31, 2023)

You must complete the Student Information Session and PASS the quiz at the end to participate in the Iron Ring ceremony.

Only students who have completed the Camp1 registration and are deemed eligible will be contacted for next steps.

When completing the Camp 1 Iron Ring registration form –

  • ALWAYS USE THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS. (Please check your email carefully.)
  • Know your Ring Size (go to your local jeweler or checkĀ online)
  • Include the mailing address for where you will be living for the next 4 months. Graduated students should use an email that is valid.

Spring Iron Ring ceremony is generally in March.

If you have any questions, please send an email to Alex Ip Yam.