Tara Barnas

Tara Barnas, BA

Pronouns: She/her


Manager, Social Innovation

Office of the Vice President

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Executive Suite: Administration



Tara is responsible for guiding the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that advance the Social Innovation Initiative's mandate. She also provides leadership for the marketing and communication activities while supporting and fostering collaborations within the university's innovation ecosystem. Tara works closely with the AVPR Innovation, AVP Research, and the broader UCalgary social innovation community. 

Her diverse experience in all aspects of knowledge and technology transfer and involvement within various social innovation programs, will help advance UCalgary’s social innovation profile to foster a culture that creates meaningful social and economic impact.