Our Prix Lumières Awards

Put an INRS graduate in the spotlight by nominating them for the 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.

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.

To submit a nomination

Simply complete and submit the online nomination form related to one of the three categories by clicking on the corresponding "Help them shine!" button below.

The 2020 Prix Lumières awardees were announced at the convocation ceremony on November 28, 2020.
A new call for nominations will open in March 2021. Stay tuned!


Meet our award winners

Nominate an INRS graduate for the 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.



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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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.