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Canada has lost one of its great academic leaders with the passing of Dean Ali Dastmalchian. I say this from personally knowing and admiring Ali for more than three decades as a fellow business professor. Our paths crossed far too seldom at conferences and university visits. Yet each interaction reinforced my belief in Ali as an incredible mentor, a patiently determined institution builder, and a true friend. My shock of his sudden passing may wane, but my fond memories and appreciation of Ali Dastmalchian will remain strong. My thoughts are with Ali’s family at this difficult time. I hope that the positive impact Ali had on so many people will lessen the sadness.