Biography / Academic Background
Academic Background: MTax (University of Waterloo), BComm (Concordia University), CPA, CMA.
Professor Ling Chu’s research interests are primarily grounded in federal income tax law and its impact on decision-making by businesses and individuals. While her research is primarily directed towards tax policy analysis, it also extends to international taxation, corporate tax planning, estate planning, accounting education, auditor liabilities, and audit quality. Professor Chu has published in refereed academic journals including: Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, the Canadian Tax Journal, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, European Accounting Review, Accounting Perspectives, and Issues in Accounting Education.
In addition to her extensive research work, she has also focused on the development and the teaching of tax courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This has included Taxation III offered at the Accounting Graduate Diploma level, the new CPA-MBA tax course and the management tax planning course for the Lazaridis Executive Masters in Technology Management (Lazaridis EMTM) program. In 2008, Professor Chu was awarded The Glenn Carroll Teaching Fellowship from the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, highlighting teaching excellence.
Before moving to academia full-time, Professor Chu worked in tax consulting with Deloitte LLP in its Toronto office. Her practice focused on corporate and international taxation, including tax aspects of cross-border investments and transactions, financings, reorganizations and restructurings.