Schulich Launches Online Version of Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program
Schulich’s Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure and Investors Leadership Network (ILN) have further committed to expand and develop the Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program. Because of COVID pandemic, an interim online version has been launched with 27 Fellows from 17 countries, 46% of whom are women.
The program’s first cohort of Fellows last year represented a wide range of geographical, professional, and gender diversity with Fellows coming from ten countries on five continents. The program originated with the 2018 G7 held in Quebec City and was launched at Schulich with 13 Fellows in 2019, all staying on campus last summer for six weeks of classroom and experiential training.
Fellows are senior-level government officials from emerging economies dealing with emerging infrastructure needs in their respective countries. The ILN is an international consortium of 14 of the largest institutional investors in infrastructure globally, several of whom are Canadian.
“The Fellowship is now regarded as one of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the world,” shared James McKellar, Professor of Real Estate and Infrastructure; Associate Dean, External Relations. “It has put the Schulich School of Business and our Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure at the forefront of dealing with urban development in emerging economies.”