Sarah Topps

Sarah Topps


As an Industry Liaison and Mitacs Specialist, Sarah Topps supports the work of the Industry Liaison Office (ILO) through building research partnerships between academia and industry; and developing strategic relationships between companies/not-for-profits and the University of Calgary. Sarah is actively involved in working with various teams across Innovate Calgary including the Clinical and Social Innovation Team, the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Technology Transfer Office, New Ventures, and IMPACT Clinical Trials. She draws from her diverse background in life sciences, business, and social innovation to build and maintain dynamic links between Mitacs and Innovate Calgary, researchers from across the University of Calgary, and within the innovation ecosystem in both in Calgary and across Canada.

Expertise and background:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Simon Fraser University
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), Simon Fraser University
  • Honours Bachelor, International Development and Economics, McGill University
  • Adjunct faculty member at Pacific Coast University (specializing in Workplace Wellness)
  • Calgary Co-Chair, Emerging Health Leaders 
  • Vice Chair, Maternity Today Board of Directors