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My sincere condolences go out to Ali’s family and friends. Ali and I met in 1994 when I was thinking of doing an MBA at the University of Victoria. His kindness, passion and intelligence were part of what sold me on that MBA program.

During my studies Ali was always a friend, always knew me by name and always took a moment to talk. He sold me on his “MBA 556 Power and Politics in Organizations” course which was a brilliant course! I am retired now but through my corporate career that course turned out to be one of the most useful courses I had ever taken.

Ali’s friendship and encouragement were critical in my enjoyment of, and success in, the MBA program and my success in business (and life) after.

Thank you so much Ali; you will be missed.
Randy Giles (MBA 1997)