Iron Ring

This past Tuesday I took part in the ritual of the calling of an engineer and received my Iron Ring and was lucky enough to have my father present my ring to me. The ceremony is a bit strange, but the idea is that the ring signifies the commitment to the ethical obligations of the engineering profession. This is a symbol that is used across Canada and is intended to unite all engineers throughout the country. In a way it is hard to believe that in 3 weeks my 5 years of computer engineering studies will come to an end. I am excited for what the next stage of my life has in store.

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  1. Congratulations, Ben.

    Do you know where you’ll be working yet?

  2. I have had several offers and am now trying to decide between two. I will know by tomorrow as I have promised an answer by then.

  3. Congratulations

    You’re profession has a far stranger looking induction ceremony than mine.

  4. Ya, some people were saying it felt a little cult-like. Regardless of the strangeness of the ceremony, the idea behind it is sound and in order to get the ring, the symbol of that idea, the ceremony must be undertaken.