“ I will miss Ali's caring leadership, his kindness, humility and his wonderful sense of humor. I had the pleasure of serving as Associate Dean with him at Beedie and plYED a few bit parts as a sidekick in some of "Ali's updates". He was smart, humble and had a remarkably good sense of where Business Schools were heading. He suggested that the changes and processes necessary for real justice, equity, diversity and inclusion would challenge business school around the world for the coming decades. It is not going to be easy, but in his usual way, Ali was excited to begin to address these challenges and his leadership will be missed. I particularly remember working on a proposal for a new program with Ali. He dropped into my office after everyone had left for the evening and we had a great 90 minute whiteboard discussion on how to put the program together, including the details of implementation and how best to simplify and communicate the program to others. I missed my train home, but it was well worth it as his input was invaluable and I recognized just how wide his program experience was. He lifted our school and helped make me a better manager. I will miss our discussions, his laughter and wisdom, his creativity and always his caring.
My sincere condolences to Ann and Ali's family. He was great man who made a positive impact on many others. ”