“ I first met Ali and his wife, Ann, at a CGA-BC Convocation when he was dean of the Gustavson School, University of Victoria. He was kind, gracious and someone who could talk to people even at a first meeting. When Ali decided to move to the Beedie School of Business, I thought he was an excellent choice to be our new dean. He worked diligently to make Beedie an inclusive, welcoming and notable business school. I am so very sorry we in Beedie have lost Ali. He will be missed by so many.
I am so sorry for his family's loss and you are in my thoughts. ”