Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer

The tradition continues… remotely

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
le rite d'engagement de l'ingénieur

On December 12 and 13, 2020, ÉTS welcomed Concordia University, McGill University and Polytechnique Montréal for the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer.

In order for the tradition to continue in spite of the exceptional circumstances under which we find ourselves, the Corporation of the Seven Wardens, the Trustee and Administrator of the Ritual, decided to hold this prestigious event virtually.

As such, more than 1,600 Engineering students from the four universities undertook their solemn Obligation to the profession before their peers and members of the Corporation of the Seven Wardens, who also attended the ceremony virtually. 

Over the coming days, all participants will receive their hammered iron ring, which is worn on the little finger of the working hand and symbolizes the responsibility of the engineer to carry out their role in society at a high standard of professional conduct.

In April 2020, the Ritual for graduates from the Winter session at ÉTS was first postponed, and finally cancelled. A total of 362 engineers undertook the solemn Obligation on the weekend, and we congratulate them all.

ÉTS is very proud of the commitment shown by these graduates, who will soon represent the next generation of engineers. 

Next spring, graduates from the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 sessions will be welcomed into the profession and invited to undertake their own Obligation during a virtual ceremony, or in person, if conditions allow.

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