History

The idea of a ceremony for the Obligation of Canadian Engineers dates back to 1922 when seven past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada felt the profession should do more to welcome and mentor those entering the profession. It was instituted with the simple end of directing newly qualified Canadian engineers toward a consciousness of their profession and its social significance and indicating to more experienced engineers their responsibilities in welcoming and supporting the newer engineers when they are ready to enter the profession.  Rudyard Kipling responded to a call from the seven engineers with “The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer”, the name of the ceremony at which qualified engineers are obligated.  The ceremonies are conducted by Kipling Camps established across Canada, with Camp 4, now located in Saskatoon, conducting its first ceremony on Oct 9, 1928.

Iron Ring Replacements

To obtain a replacement iron ring, send an email to the address below and respond to the auto-reply.  If you are interested in attending an upcoming ceremony to receive an iron ring or have any other questions, please contact the current camp secretary for Kipling Camp 4 directly at:

Denard Lynch, Kipling Camp #4 Secretary
Phone: 1-306-227-3115
Email: kiplingcamp4@gmail.com
Mail:  Kipling Camp 4
P.O. Box 22036
Saskatoon SK S7K 5P1