Engineering Now .: Volume 4 - Edition 6 .: March 2008

Iron Ring Ceremony and Reception

John Schlemmer, BESc. ’08, and John Lucas, BESc. ’80, display their Iron Rings. Lucas is a Warden of Camp 11.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Hundreds of graduating students, along with their families and friends packed the Leonardo da Vinci Café on the afternoon of Friday, March 28 for an Iron Ring ceremony post-reception, hosted by the Undergraduate Engineering Society.

The ritual of the Calling of an Engineer is a Canadian Engineering tradition that was established in 1920. The principal purpose is to have new engineering graduates voluntarily undertake an obligation to adhere to a high standard of professional conduct.

Students dressed in suits, and proudly sporting their new rings, mingled with engineering staff and faculty, as well as Camp 11 wardens and ringers. Some families had several generations of engineers on-hand, with parents, uncles, aunts, and grandparents also wearing their rings and in many cases serving as ringer for their child or grandchild, niece or nephew.

Joel Adams (BESc '00, HBA ‘00), president of the Western Engineering Alumni Society, also attended to offer his congratulations to the students and their families.


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