The Iron Ring is worn by Canadian-trained engineers, presented to graduates in a closed ceremony since 1922. The Iron Ring is worn on the little finger of an engineer’s dominant hand, because it could drag on the writing surface while the engineer is drawing or writing, serving as a daily reminder of their moral, ethical and professional commitments.
The Obligation (Iron Ring) Ceremony
The ceremony is an entirely voluntary act on your part, and your attendance will have no effect on your academic or legal status as an engineer.
As it is a solemn occasion, semi-formal attire is required. Late comers will not be admitted. You will have to wait until the next ceremony. Cameras and/or video cameras are not permitted during the ceremony.
For information on guests, please contact the Engineering and Computer Science Association (ECA).
Corporation of the Seven Wardens
Trustees of the iron rings and the obligation ritual for new graduates.