Dr. Ka Tat Tsang is currently a professor of social work at the University of Toronto, and is the Director of the China Project of the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. He also holds the Factor-Inwentash Chair in Social Work in the Global Community. Before moving to Canada in 1989, he taught at the University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Tsang teaches courses at the Masters and Doctorate level, covering specialized areas in social science theory, epistemology, research methods (especially narrative or qualitative methods), clinical practice, core social work skills, sexuality, culture and diversity.
His research program aims at building an integrated knowledge base for social work practice in a globalized environment. Such a knowledge base integrates theory, practice, and research. Dr. Tsang has conducted many research studies, and has received research funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and other prestigious funding bodies. He has authored books and book chapters, and has published extensively in refereed academic journals.
Dr. Tsang’s scholarship is known internationally. He has been invited to deliver lectures and training programs in many countries, including the US, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Korea, Thailand, New Zealand, and Turkey. His work has been introduced to African countries like Algeria, and he is currently developing collaborative work with other countries such as Tanzania and Sierra Leone.