Vanier College represented Québec at the 2012 Prix Goncourt des Lycéens.
Since its creation in 1988, the Goncourt des Lycéens has aimed at giving students a taste for reading and writing and for discussing books. Over the years it acquired the prestige of a true literary prize to the point of now being a touchstone of each literary season when new books are launched. The jury is composed of some 2000 French students aged 15 to 18, as well students from other countries who read the books officially selected by the Académie Goncourt. It is therefore students who select the winner after discussions, meetings and debates.