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Dear Family Dastmalchian, SFU colleagues and friends

It was with shock and incredible sadness that we at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics learned about the passing of Dr Ali Dastmalchian last week, and we extend our deepest condolences to all of you.

In the world of international exchanges it was next to impossible to not know who Dr Dastmalchian was. Prior to being Dean of the Beedie School of Business he was indeed Dean of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, and SBE was lucky enough to work with him in that capacity already.
Those who only got to know him through E-mails used to comment on how pleasant he was in his conversation; those who dealt with him in person were usually even more appreciative of his affable and warm demeanor. Dr Dastmalchian was equally supportive of his students and his staff, always keeping an eye out for the human aspect. Paired with his vast and varied knowledge, this made for an incredible business partner.

Following several projects started at UVic, we at SBE looked forward to continuing working with him on projects involving the Beedie School of Business, but alas, this was not meant to be. His passing is a huge loss for the entire community, and we cannot even fathom the grief that his wife and children must be experience right now.

We salute you, Dr Dastmalchian, may you rest in everlasting peace!

To all who remain: may you find the strength to overcome this loss.

Warmest regards
On behalf of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics community.

Lyan E.J. Ploumen (Ms)
Director International Relations Office
Maastricht University School of Business and Economics
l.ploumen@maastrichtuniversity.nl
www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/sbe

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