The Fall 2018 Iron Ring Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 13th at 10am. 

Registration for this ceremony is SOLD OUT.


How do I register for the Iron Ring ceremony

–      First, pay through the ESS webstore (you don’t need an ESS website account)

–      Second, fill out the Registration Form.  You will be prompted to fill out the Registration Form following the payment process.

Does the Iron Ring ceremony ever sell out?

Yes it does.  Year to year we see significant fluctuations in ceremony participation.  In some circumstances, due to limitations on our total ceremony size imposed by the maximum capacity of the ceremony venue, we will reach ceremony capacity earlier than expected (mid-March for a spring ceremony, or mid-November for a fall ceremony).  For this reason, we cannot provide a date where the ceremony registration will sell out.  The best way to avoid disappointment is to register early on in the registration period (1st week of March or November, for spring and fall ceremonies respectively).

Am I eligible for the upcoming Iron Ring ceremony?

You can register for the ceremony if:

–    You are an EGBC registered PEng or EIT; or

–    You have a Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) accredited BEng, BSEng, or BASc degree

My PEng or EIT status is ‘pending’ with EGBC?  Am I eligible?

If you are not fully registered as an PEng or EIT with EGBC (or another provincial engineering association) or do not have a CEAB accredited engineering degree, then you are not eligible to participate in the the Iron Ring ceremony.

Where is the Iron Ring ceremony?

The Iron Ring ceremony will take place on campus at the University of Victoria, in Bob Wright Building room B150. You can find a map of UVic (including parking lots) here.

My family wants to see me get my iron ring. Can they attend the ceremony?

Since March 2012, UVic Iron Ring ceremonies have been open. Each ring recipient is permitted to two (2) guests at a cost of $15 per guest.  The maximum number of guests may become restricted as the registration deadline approaches based on the capacity limitation of the event venue.  This means that if you leave registration until near the ceremony date, you may not even be able to bring 2 guests.  Additional guests are only allowed if space is available. Guests are registered during the registration process.

How do I pay for any guests in addition to my first two (2) guests?

Additional guests will be allowed based on space constraints. We have a maximum number of people who will be able to observe the ceremony.

If, prior to the ceremony, our registration numbers begin to approach our limit, we may limit the number of guests to one per ring recipient (or none). Keep this in mind, and register as early as possible. In the event that we have space, additional guest registration may come available closer to the ceremony date on a first-come, first served basis.

I won’t be in Victoria for the ceremony. Can I have a friend pick up my ring for me or can you mail me one?

No.  In order to receive a ring, you must attend an Iron Ring ceremony in person.

Which finger do I wear my ring on and what is my ring size?

Your Iron Ring should be worn on the pinky-finger of your working hand (ie. right hand if you’re right handed).  You can be sized for a ring at any jewelry shop.  Be sure you request sizing based on the North American system.  This system uses sizes typically in the range of 2 – 10.  Note that our rings are only available in whole- and half-sizes (ie. 6, 3.5, etc).  Quarter sized rings are not available.

I registered online and entered the wrong ring size.  Should I email you to change it?

We bring a large number of rings from sizes 1 all the way to 15 to every ceremony.  As well, it is normal for 50% of people switch sizes (25% before the ceremony, 25% after), even if measured by a jeweller.  For this reason, there is no need to email us to change the ring size noted on your registration.  We will simply exchange your ring prior to the ceremony.

How much does it all cost?

This depends on if you’re going to bring a guest or not

Registration for the Iron Ring Ceremony (including your ring) costs $40, and guests are an additional $15 per guest.  Doing some quick math, that is $55 for your participation in the ceremony, your ring, and one (1) guest; or $70 for your participation in the ceremony, your ring, and two (2) guests.

I lost my ring. Can you give me another one?

Yes.  You may contact Camp 23 for your replacement ring by emailing Camp23 (at) ironring.ca

I want to have my ring presented to me by another engineer.  How do I do that?

You can have your ring presented to you by anyone who already has an iron ring (regardless of their professional registration status or lack thereof).  We call this person a ‘special presenter’.   To request a special presenter, please fill out the special presenter registration section of the registration form

Please note that special presenters do not have to pay to attend the ceremony, nor do they count towards the ‘guest limit’ and they should not be registered as guests.

What do I wear?

The Iron Ring Ceremony is business casual affair. Please no jeans and sneakers, and no tuxedos. A nice shirt and a skirt/black slacks is an excellent choice

I paid and registered but never received a ticket in the mail?

There are no physical tickets for this event, only registration lists.

How do I contact you?
Contact Colin Smith: colinsmith.ca at gmail.com
Contact Liam Butters: liam.butters at gmail.com