The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer is a ceremony administered by the Corporation of the Seven Wardens Inc., an independent body 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 engineers’ pride in their profession, while simultaneously reminding them of their humility. The ring reminds 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.
SPRING 2023 CEREMONY
Date: March 23, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm (Late entries are strictly not allowed to participate, please come early as the ceremony begins promptly at 5:00 pm)
Locations: Osgoode Moot Court, Room 1005
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 the steps below:
STEP ONE (February 8th, 2023 – February 18th, 2023)
Ensure you meet the graduation requirements. You must be eligible to graduate from a Bachelor of Engineering program in Spring 2023. If you have graduated prior to Spring 2023 and wish to participate in an Iron Ring ceremony you are still able to participate.
STEP TWO (February 8th, 2023 – February 18th, 2023)
Find out what your ring size is (on your pinky finger on your working hand. For example, if you are right-handed, you would size your right-hand pinky). Feel free to visit the Student Welcome and Support Centre front desk in the Bergeron Centre lobby or any local jeweller to get your size. Remember, never measure ring size while your hand is cold – let your hands adjust to room temperature when coming in from the outdoors.
STEP THREE (February 18th, 2023 – February 22nd, 2023)
Complete the MANDATORY Camp 1 Orientation Quiz (https://camp1.ecrew.ca/). You will be asked to set up an account and successfully complete the orientation quiz. You MUST successfully pass to participate in the Obligation Ceremony (Iron Ring Ceremony). Ensure that you keep the email confirming you have successfully completed the quiz.
STEP FOUR (February 23rd, 2023 – March 1st, 2023)
Go to the Camp 1 website (https://students.camp1.ca/york) and register for the Iron Ring Obligation Ceremony. You MUST complete your registration by the deadline of March 1st, 2023 in order to participate.
Please note that you will be required to register on the Camp 1 page to attend the ceremony despite having registered yourself for the mandatory Camp 1 Orientation Quiz previously.
When completing the Camp 1 Iron Ring Registration form:
- ALWAYS use the same email address and name (please check your email carefully).
- Know your ring size.
- Include the mailing address for where you will be living for the next 4 months. Graduated students should use a valid email.
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 Camp 1 registration and are deemed eligible will be contacted for the next steps.
The application for March 2023 Iron Ring Ceremony will open on February 23rd, 2023. All eligible students will be notified once the portal opens. Students will receive a communication regarding information sessions and more by this time. Please ensure that before this time you complete all the required steps.
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