The Next Ritual

The Next  Iron Ring Ceremony is at MacEwan Hall Saturday March 23, 2024 !

We will need your ring size!  you can have your ring sized 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  February and close the end of that month.  Graduates from other Canadian universities and professional members from APEGA, (EIT, P.Eng.) will be welcome to attend the event as usual. Sorry, APEGA PL members are not eligible.

The Ceremony will be in person. We are pleased to be able to conduct the ceremony in person at MacEwan Hall after several years of virtual events. There will be two events that day, one in the morning at 10:30 and again in the afternoon at 2:00 PM. you will be assigned one of these when you register.

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, if you miss the event we are sorry, you will need to register and pay for the next one.  We will close the doors at the advertised time and do not allow anyone to enter after the ceremony has begun.  Please be aware that attendance will be taken.

Guests are allowed.  You can invite 2 guests to attend the ritual, they are not required to be engineers.

Dress Code –  Although  we don’t have a dress code, just about everybody will dress up with business attire for the event.

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, but not PL’s,  are eligible to attend the Iron Ring Ceremony.

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.  Check the Ring Exchange page for the details of how to exchange at any other time.