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Welcome back to McMaster Engineering! Our Alumni Relations team is committed to enabling over 20,000 alumni worldwide to revisit, relive and reconnect.

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We represent the home that is the foundation of your future success.

We host over 25 alumni events annually. Participate in an event that connects you with past classmates, engages you in fun and educational activities, and develops your professional network.

Since 1985, over 60 issues of The MacEngineer magazine have been published to keep alumni informed on alumni news, events and features on accomplished graduates. Look out for the magazine in your mailbox twice a year. 

There are countless ways to get involved with your alma mater! Whether you volunteer to speak to students at one of our mentorship events, attend your reunion to connect with old friends, or join the Alumni Advisory Committee to help improve alumni connections, we invite you to explore our page to discover an opportunity that is right for you.

MacEngineer Fall 2017

MacEngineer Fall 2017

Latest issue of the MacEngineer

Alumni Spotlights

Alumni Spotlights

Meet our extraordinary alumni. 

Events

Events

Join us at our next event! 

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December 13, 2017 /  Department News

Happy Holidays from McMaster Engineering!

Rockin' Around JHE with faculty, staff, students and our holiday elf, Areeba.

Community Shines at W Booth School Innovation Showcase

December 13, 2017 /  Department News

Community Shines at W Booth School Innovation Showcase

The fall semester of Innovation Studio wrapped up this month with a public showcase event in downtown Hamilton.

Connecting hearts and minds

December 12, 2017 /  Department News

Connecting hearts and minds

First year McMaster Engineering students create innovative devices to help woman with cerebral palsy.

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Events

Backpack to Briefcase: Alumni & Student Networking Event

Backpack to Briefcase: Alumni & Student Networking Event

Are you a student looking for mentorship and support? Alumni share their experiences to prepare you for your future years at McMaster and beyond.

Go Code Girl

Go Code Girl

We are offering a new opportunity for girls called Go CODE Girl that provides an exciting free opportunity for girls in grades 7 to 10 to learn how to program, all across Ontario!

Women in Engineering Industry Night

Women in Engineering Industry Night

Get excited and come along to our free Women in Engineering Industry Night Q&A Panel!

Girl Guide Day

Girl Guide Day

Venture is excited to offer Girl Guide Day @ Mac! We will provide a fun day of activities aimed towards achieving the Physics badge! $20.00 per Girl Guide

BASEF Science Fair

BASEF Science Fair

The Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair is a competition to all grade seven through twelve students from Hamilton, Halton Region, Haldimand County, Norfolk County, Brant County and Six Nations.

Kipling

Kipling

The next Iron ring ceremony will take place on Friday March 23rd, 2018.

FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics Competition

McMaster University will be hosting one of Canada’s premier science, technology and engineering competitions for high school-aged students on April 6-8, 2018.

60th Celebration

60th Celebration

We will be celebrating the following: Applause and Accolades, 150 + Top Engineering Alumni and the 60th Anniversary Faculty of Engineering (more details to follow)

16th Annual Golf Tournament

16th Annual Golf Tournament

Friday, May 11, 2018

Eng Overnight: Gr.11 Girls

Eng Overnight: Gr.11 Girls

Overnight conference for grade 11 girls!

Indigenous Youth STEM Conference

Indigenous Youth STEM Conference

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University, in partnership with Actua and Indigenous Student Services, will be a hosting two day overnight conference at McMaster University to engage Indigenous adolescents in engineering and science.

Alumni Reunion Day Class of \'68

Alumni Reunion Day Class of '68

Save the date! Class of '68 celebrating 50th Anniversary

Outreach for Girls Conference

Outreach for Girls Conference

The focus of this conference is to enable young women in grades 9 to 12 to participate in fun, engaging and informative programming to inspire them to consider the wide-ranging and impactful opportunities within the engineering profession. Students will participate in hands-on projects, be mentored by high-achieving female engineering students, talk to our female faculty, and meet new friends.

An event for everyone

Check out the various events we host throughout the year.

 

Involvement and contribution of women at McMaster University is important to us. 

The Faculty and Engineering Alumni Office work with the Women in Engineering Society, Venture Engineering & Science Camp and LEAP Program to reach young women in elementary schools and high schools through various outreach initiatives.

The Women in Engineering Executive throughout the course of the year has numerous social events planned to remind our students to take a break and have some fun!

Events include:

  • Big Sister Little Sister BBQ
  • Speed Mentoring
  • Outreach for Girls Conference
  • Pathfinder and Girl Guide Day
  • Professional Development Seminars

Learn more.

Throughout the years many of our alumni have achieved various awards by the Faculty of Engineering and the Alumni Association. These awards are given to those who are committed to the pursuit of excellence and play a significant role in helping McMaster University earn its reputation as one of Canada's most innovative universities.

Alumni are recognized with awards at the following events:

 

 

We encourage current students and alumni to stay connected with classmates, enhance their
professional skills and meet inspiring mentors at several events including:

 

We welcome new students with a BBQ celebration, and we encourage youth to get involved in STEM learning through programs such as our Indigenous STEM programs, Go CODE Girl and Yes SHE Can.

Learn more about our Youth Programs and how you can get involved. 

 

Iron Ring

The next Iron ring ceremony will take place on Friday March 23rd, 2018

About

The Calling of an Engineer

The Calling of an Engineer

The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer directs new Canadian engineers toward a consciousness of their profession and its social significance.

Kipling Ceremony

Kipling Ceremony

Since 1922, Canadian students in the graduating year of their engineering program gather for a hushed ceremony to mark their entry into the profession. 

 

External Application Process

External Application Process

The Next Iron Ring Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 23rd, 2018. You can apply as an External Applicant. The dealine to apply is Friday January 26th, 2018.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All potential graduates will automatically receive an iron ring.

Note: Students who are in the B. Tech program or the Computer Science program do not receive an Iron Ring.

Sizing for the iron ring will be held in the Engineering Alumni Office, JHE-A201D, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following dates below.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The signing of the register will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ONLY in JHE-A201D, Engineering Alumni Office, on the following dates below.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

a) The actual ringing of the candidate may be done by any obligated engineer of your choice who has taken the obligation a minimum of 10 years ago. The intent of this requirement is to have Engineers of some experience, welcoming and encouraging you as a new Engineer. Fill out and submit the Presenter form no later than Friday March 2, 2018.

b) Faculty members are always delighted to be asked to ring one of their students. However, please speak with them to ensure they will be attending the ceremony and be sure to fill out the Presenter form.

c) Seven Camp Wardens will be in attendance at the ceremony to present the rings to graduating engineers who do not have presenters. In this case, the Presenter form does not need to be filled out.

IMPORTANT: If there is a possibility that a special circumstance exists concerning the individual you intend to ask to ring you, you must explain the circumstance in a written notice and submit it along with the Presenter form to the Engineering Alumni Office no later than Friday March 2, 2018 to be approved by the Camp Wardens.

Kipling 2018 will take place on Friday, March 23, 2018

Kipling 2018 will be held at the David Braley Athletic Centre.

YES. You must be present for the entire event. If you leave the building for any reason and return after the ceremony has begun, you will not be allowed into the room and will not receive your ring. You will have to repeat the procedure the following year.

You MUST attend the iron ring ceremony in order to get your iron ring. If you cannot attend, then you will have to attend next year or at a later date.
Please note: the ceremony is only held once a year.

No. Only 2018 graduates, external applicants and their presenters may attend.

You cannot replace your lost iron ring within the first six months after your ceremony. To make arrangements for a ring replacement after the six month waiting period, please visit the Iron Ring Replacement page for instructions. If you have any further questions please call or e-mail Carm Vespi, 905-525-9140 ext. 24906.

You can exchange your ring size in person or by sending us your current ring in the mail and indicating which size you would like instead. There is no charge for the exchange.

No. If you need to exchange your ring, you must return the one that you have.

No. Only an obligated Engineer may replace his/her own ring.

You must personally pick up your ring and present your ID unless otherwise authorized by Carm Vespi.

Yes, however if your ring size has changed please feel free to come into the office or go to a jewellery store to get your finger resized and exchange your ring.

MacEngineer

Since 1985, over 60 issues of MacEngineer magazine have been published to keep engineering graduates informed on alumni news, events and changes to the Faculty. The magazine also features stories on accomplished and inspiring graduates and researchers. Look out for the magazine in your mailbox in the spring and the fall. 

Want to be featured in the next issue? Send us stories about your achievements, awards or career changes. We also love hearing personal experiences about how your engineering degree has impacted your life. Send your stories to Carm Vespi, Manager, Alumni Relations & Youth Programs by emailing vespi@mcmaster.ca.

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December 13, 2017 /  Department News

Happy Holidays from McMaster Engineering!

Rockin' Around JHE with faculty, staff, students and our holiday elf, Areeba.

Community Shines at W Booth School Innovation Showcase

December 13, 2017 /  Department News

Community Shines at W Booth School Innovation Showcase

The fall semester of Innovation Studio wrapped up this month with a public showcase event in downtown Hamilton.

Connecting hearts and minds

December 12, 2017 /  Department News

Connecting hearts and minds

First year McMaster Engineering students create innovative devices to help woman with cerebral palsy.

Read More

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