Ted Hsu

Ted Hsu grew up in Kingston. He was trained as a research physicist and authored 25 research papers, mostly in the area of many-body physics. His quantitative background led Ted to a nine-year career in finance where he wrote and used computer programs and mathematical models for risk management and business automation and eventually became a business line manager.

Beginning in 2007, Ted served as executive director of SWITCH, a South-Eastern Ontario not-for-profit association that promotes local job creation, investment in sustainable energy, and aims to position the region at the forefront of the transition away from a fossil fuel based economy.

Ted was elected Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands in May 2011. During various periods he served as the Liberal Party of Canada’s spokesperson for Science and Technology, Post-Secondary Education, Federal Economic Development in Ontario, and Natural Resources. In 2014-15 he led a national effort to make the restoration of the long form census an issue in the 2015 general election.

He still lives in Kingston with his wife and two daughters where he currently co-chairs the Mayor's Task Force on Housing and remains active in politics. He helps to coach his daughters' robotics teams.