Our Prix Lumières Awards

Put an INRS graduate in the spotlight by nominating them for the 2021 Prix Lumières Awards.

What are the Prix Lumières Awards?

Our Lumières are outstanding graduates who shine a spotlight on the importance of science in society and promote the excellence of INRS’s research and training activities. This distinction speaks to their actions, achievements, and inspiring careers, which embody the mission and values of INRS and help the institution make ever greater contributions to science and society. The awards are one of the first initiatives being spearheaded by the new INRS Foundation and were presented for the first time in the fall of 2020.

Meet our 2021 LumiÈres

Meet our 2020 Lumières

Who can submit a nomination?

All members of the INRS community can submit nominations, which will be reviewed by a committee of representatives of the INRS community.

How to submit a nomination?

It only takes a few minutes to complete and submit the online nomination form related to one of the three categories by clicking on the corresponding “Help them shine!” button below.

Thank you! The 2021 call for nominations is now closed. The Prix Lumières award winners were announced at the convocation ceremony on May 15. See you next year!


Nominate an INRS graduate for the 2021 Prix Lumières Awards!


prix étincelle

Firestarter Award

This award is presented to recent graduates whose promising start to their careers is a source of inspiration for our student community.

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prix éclat

Trailblazer Award

This award celebrates graduates who have distinguished themselves through their exceptional careers and commitment to their community, both in Quebec and around the world.

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prix rayonnement

Starburst Award

This award honours a graduate who has shown outstanding commitment to INRS’s growth and its contribution to Quebec’s economic, social, or cultural development. 

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