Iron Pin Ceremony

What is the Iron Pin Ceremony?

Iron Pin Ceremony 1In January of 2014, the UBC EUS began its inclusivity initiative. One of the concerns we recognized was the lack of early education on Engineering Ethics. With the support of the Faculty of Applied Science and APEGBC, the Iron Pin Ceremony was born. The Iron Pin ceremony is a symbol of the UBC Engineering community, and marks the first step on the road to becoming a professional engineer. The cornerstone of the Iron Pin ceremony is the UBC Engineering Code of Ethics. This code was adapted from the APEGBC Code of Ethics, to be relevant and relatable to students and their time as a UBC Engineer. For the EUS, each line of the Code relates back to our executive and volunteer structure and their roIron Pin Ceremony 2les as leaders in this society. The Iron Pin is worn as a reminder that the wearer has promised to uphold the Code.

This ceremony will become an annual tradition, to welcome all incoming students into the UBC Engineering community with a pin marked by their entrance year. In 2014, we also distributed “founders” and “supporters” Iron Pins to upper years, staff, faculty, graduate students, and alumni to recognize all members of the UBC Engineering community – we will be hosting our next “supporter” ceremony during spring 2017.

We would like to formally invite all incoming UBC Engineering students to the UBC Engineering Iron Pin Ceremony. We look forward to seeing you in the Chan Centre this December.

– The UBC Engineering Undergraduate Society Executive

Do I need to RSVP?

No. We will not need students to RSVP for the Ceremony. If we do have more students than expected arrive, we will continue to run sequential ceremonies until everyone has received their pin.

What do the Iron Pins look like?


Are the Iron Pins made out of iron?

No, they would rust too easily!

Unsure about any aspects of the Iron Pin Ceremony? 

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