“ Compassionate, charismatic, a real visionary. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Ali. I first got to know him when I started working in the Business School at the University of Victoria in 2006. I would be amazed at the collaboration between Ali and Pat Elemans, whom we lost earlier this year, when they came to Calgary to host alumni receptions. They complemented each other so well and were so publicly appreciate of each other! The alumni were so happy to see Ali and hear about any updates he had on what the school was undertaking. Ali drew people in with his warm-hearted nature and captivated everyone in the stories he would tell.
Personally, I will always think of Ali fondly as he was such a support to me in my new role in Calgary. His kind words and the way he treated everyone with such respect will live on in my heart.
So sorry for your loss, Ann, Nikisa and Kia. ”