January 11, 2013, 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202
MP, Kingston and the Islands (Liberal)
One of only two new Liberals elected to federal office in 2011, Ted Hsu (pronounced "shoe") is the Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Ontario. He is the Liberal critic for Science and Technology, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario. In June 2012, Ted became chair of the Ontario Liberal caucus, a committee composed of all Liberal MPs and Senators. Hsu, 47, graduated from Queen’s University in 1984 (B.Sc. Hons. Physics). He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University in 1989. Prior to entering politics, he worked as a researcher with 25 published papers in physics; as an equities trader and financial manager in Paris and Philadelphia for Banque Nationale de Paris; and as an executive director in the Tokyo office of Morgan Stanley. He then spent three years as a stay-at-home father, and went on to serve as the executive director of SWITCH, a Kingston not-for-profit association that promotes job creation and investment in the area of sustainable energy. Hsu grew up in Kingston and his extended family has been living there since 1964. He and his wife, Tara Sharkey, are the proud parents of two daughters.