2024 Prix Lumières Awards

Our Prix Lumières Awards

Put our INRS alumni in the spotlight by nominating them for the 2024 Prix Lumières Awards. 

What are the Prix Lumières Awards?

Our Lumières are bright and shining. They are remarkable alumni who emphasize the importance of science in society and who promote the relevance and excellence of research and training activities at INRS.

This distinction recognizes their inspiring actions, achievements and career paths that embody the mission and values of INRS, in addition to contributing to the influence and development of their alma mater. At the initiative of the INRS Foundation, the awards were presented for the first time in at the 2020 convocation ceremony. The year 2024 marks the fifth edition of the award competition.


Who can submit a nomination?

All members of the INRS community can submit nominations for INRS Alumni. It is not possible to submit your own application.

To be valid, all nominations must be submitted by a third party. The Foundation reserves the right not to consider a nomination if it is unable to validate a nomination received or the affiliation of the nominator.

Nominations will be reviewed by a jury composed of members of the INRS community, including members of the Foundation’s Board and graduates of the Lumières Awards.

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.

Our volunteer members of the jury thank you for submitting your nominations in French. 

Many thanks for making your former students and colleagues shine. Our 2024 Prix Lumières awardees were announced on May 11. The next competition will open in early 2025.

Nominate an INRS graduate for the 2024 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.

Help them shine!



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.

Help them shine!



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. 

Help them shine!