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Ali made everyone, especially students, a priority in his time with Beedie. He met individually with many staff and faculty members soon after arriving, to better understand the school and the people who were/are part of it. He talked with students throughout their Beedie journey, starting at the beginning (BUS201), somewhere in the middle (such as JDC West case competitions in various Canadian cities), and as it "ended" at convocation. He promoted international/cultural experiences for students, as he understood that there are many ways of solving issues, and going abroad exposes people to new ones.

His authenticity and caring nature had an impact on these people, who perhaps live a little differently each day going forward because of it.

My deepest condolences.