Sherena Hussain

Lawyer, Academic and Advisor, Academic Collaboration Consulting / University of Toronto

Business, Law, Real estate, Real estate Infrastructure, International relations, Negotiations, International growth, New business models, New business strategies, Tax law, Education, Edu-Tech, Online Engagement and Learning, Government funding and investment, Sustainable Finance, Green Energy Transition, Technology Innovation


The risky business of government-run pipelines

The Conversation, June 21, 2018Online


When the Canadian government announced its acquisition of Kinder Morgan’s ownership interest in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, it did more than commit the country to the controversial project.

Amazon’s coup? What Toronto, and other failed HQ2 candidates, gained and lost


Sherena Hussain is a leading global infrastructure academic and the Academic Director of a G7 initiative, the Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program, a first of its kind investor-led program that is designed to train senior government professionals from emerging economies on how to develop and finance sustainable infrastructure projects using different sources of non-government (private) capital. In addition, she is the Founder of Academic Collaboration Consulting, an advisory firm that connects the classroom to the boardroom by using leading technologically-enhanced research to shift mindsets, connect capital, develop sustainable partnerships, and solve pressing financing challenges in infrastructure and real assets. Previously Sherena practiced tax law at McCarthy Tetrault and worked at Infrastructure Ontario. Sherena is also a media personality and can regularly contributes to the Canadian business press.

Professor Hussain holds a combined Juris Doctor-Master of Business Administration degree, Graduate Master Diploma in Real Estate and Infrastructure, and Bachelor of Business Administration. She is the recipient of numerous accolades including the Hennick Medal for academic excellence and multiple prizes in the areas of tax, contract, commercial/corporate, real estate, trust and estate law.


  • Business
  • Law
  • Real estate
  • Real estate Infrastructure
  • International relations
  • Negotiations
  • International growth
  • New business models
  • New business strategies
  • Tax law