Located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Every year in the spring, Camp XIII carries out this Obligation Ceremony in Hamilton, Ontario, helping to direct new Canadian engineers toward a consciousness of their profession and its social significance, on behalf of the Corporation of the Seven Wardens. Also called the 'Iron Ring Ceremony', the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer is a unique and meaningful experience for all new Engineers.  Camp XIII is committed to ensuring that Candidates have an opportunity to have their Iron Ring presented in a meaningful way that captures the spirit of the ceremony:

“The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer has been instituted with the simple end of directing the young engineer towards a consciousness of this profession and its significance, and indicating to older engineers their responsibilities in receiving, welcoming and supporting the younger engineers in their beginnings”.



There are two main elements of the ritual, the briefing session and the ceremony itself.  

Briefing Session:  The briefing session is held prior to the ceremony and is a mandatory element that all candidates must attend.  This session provides  background information about the ceremony, a brief explanation of the elements of the ceremony and what is expected of the candidates during the ceremony.  This year the Camp will be hosting virtual briefing sessions via a zoom meeting. You must attend one of these sessions.  If you do not attend a briefing session, you will NOT be permitted to participate in the actual ceremony and you will NOT be eligible to receive your iron ring. 


Ceremony:  This year we will be hosting two in-person ceremonies at McMaster University in the Burridge Gymnasium, due to the large number of expected candidates, presenters and guests that will be attending.   

IMPORTANT DATES Stay tuned - See you next year!






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