“ Ali was the reason I was attracted to UVic when I was looking for my first academic position in 1993. While I was a PhD student, I read and admired his work in labor relations, a topic close to my heart. The opportunity was exciting. Luckily, I was hired because it allowed me to learn that Ali was not only a great scholar but, more importantly, a great person. As one of the 4 founders of UVic’s business school, he laid the foundation for an organizational culture that we now enjoy, appreciate and safeguard, one that values and respects people.
I had always hoped that Ali would some day come back to UVic.
Thank you, Ali – I will miss you.
Ann, Niki and Kia – I grieve with you. ”