Silver Ring Program
It is one of the Institute's objectives to welcome individuals to the profession of forestry. It has been our tradition since 1967, to present Silver Rings to graduating students from CIF/IFC recognized Canadian forestry programs.
The very first silver ring ceremony took place in 1953 at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and was organized by the forestry and forestry engineering graduates. This practice became a tradition at UBC and as of 1961, has been adopted by 3 other forestry schools in the country (University of New Brunswick, Université Laval, and University of Toronto). The CIF/IFC was asked to assume responsibility of the program and in 1967, it became a centennial project. Since this date, all graduates with a bachelor's degree recognized by the Institute have received a silver ring. In 2002, the Institute was proud to welcome graduating students from technical forestry schools. Graduates are proud of this national tradition. It is logical that the Canadian Institute of Forestry, as the only national organization for professional forestry, honours the graduates during this event.
Silver Ring Significance
The CIF gives a silver ring to welcome new professionals. It is a symbol associated with the completion of a CIF recognized forestry program. . The Silver Ring is visible evidence of the national bond among Canadian forestry graduates - a bond that overrides differences in levels of responsibility, differences in employment status, differences in province of residence, and differences in language. The silver ring is a clear sign that unites graduates in forestry at the national level, a bond that goes beyond differences in responsibilities, employment, province of residence and language.
The Silver Ring is usually worn on the little finger of the left or right hand (depending on whether the person is right-handed or left-handed. The engraving of the tree or the leaf that seems to grow towards the tip of the finger, symbolizes the growth of professional responsibilities.
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