Congratulations to Lucas Thayer for receiving his Iron Ring March 2017!

From the beginning, Lucas set a personal goal of receiving the prestigious Engineers Iron Ring upon successfully completing his Engineering Degree at UBC Okanagan. As a reminder to keep him focused and driven to achieve excellence, Lucas wrote his goal on a piece of paper, of which he kept with him at all times until graduation.

Lucas submitted his final Capstone Project and is slated to graduate June 2017!

CONGRATULATIONS LUCAS!    from everyone at CTQ


…below is some history of the Iron Ring and what it represents.

The History of the Calling of an Engineer dates back to 1922, when seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada agreed that graduates in engineering would benefit from a creed similar to the Hippocratic Oath for doctors and the Barristers oath for lawyers.

Following his references to the work of engineers in his writings, Rudyard Kipling (Born 1865 — Died 1936) was asked to help and he wrote the “Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer” which has been in use since 1925.

The obligation is a considerable undertaking and below is what the Engineer obligates to do:


………………………………………………… in the presence of these my betters and my equals in my Calling, bind myself upon my Honour and Cold Iron that, of the best of my knowledge and power, I will not henceforward suffer or pass, or be privy to the passing of, Bad Workmanship or faulty Material in aught that concerns my works before mankind as an Engineer, or in my dealings with my own Soul before my Maker.

MY TIME I will not refuse; my Thought I will not grudge; my Care I will not deny towards the honour, use, stability and perfection of any works to which I may be called to set my hand.

MY FAIR WAGES for the work I will openly take. My Reputation in my Calling I will honourably guard; but I will in no way go about to compass or wrest judgement or gratification from any one with whom I may deal. And further, I will early and warily strive my uttermost against professional jealousy and the belittling of my working-colleagues in any field of their labour.

FOR MY ASSURED FAILURES and derelictions, I ask pardon beforehand of my betters and my equals in my Calling here assembled; praying that in the hour of my temptations, weakness and weariness, the memory of this my Obligation and of the company before whom it was entered into, may return to me to aid, comfort and restrain.