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During my time working at the Beedie reception desk, on the one day of the week he was in Burnaby, I would often catch him rounding the corner from the staircase, knowing he had just walked down 6 flights of stairs, scurrying off to yet another meeting somewhere on the opposite side of campus - suit on, backpack on, he was ready to take on what was to come. He would always stop and wave from where he was or if he had just a second, would take the time to walk over the few meters to my front counter to ask how I was doing. I will never forget the countless times he did that as our day-to-day work seldom overlapped. We would often converse about his family, the city of Victoria and all the great restaurants there. Ali has touched my heart and is greatly missed.