今天看到一篇有趣的 information, 是我一位在加拿大工程系畢業的朋友介紹我看的, 關於 “The Ritual of the Calling of and Engineer”, 很想和大家分享.

是說在加拿大, 有著一個傳統, 他們會為加拿大的 engineer 送上一隻 Iron Ring 加勉, 而這著 Iron Ring 是一定要戴在 working hand 的尾指的 (source: http://www.ironring.ca)

“The Iron Ring has been registered and may be worn on the little finger of the working hand by any engineer who has been obligated at an authorized ceremony of the Ritual of the Calling of the Engineer. The ring symbolizes the pride which engineers have in their profession, while simultaneously reminding them of their humility. The ring serves as a reminder to the engineer and others of the engineer’s obligation to live by a high standard of professional conduct. It is not a symbol of qualification as an engineer – this is determined by the provincial and territorial licensing bodies.”

我看完之後覺得很有意思, 不知現在還有多少 engineers 會跟隨著這個傳統呢?

p.s. 由於 iron 製的 ring 會 oxidise, 所以現在已轉為 stainless steel ring 了.