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Ali Dastmalchian Memorial Fund honours late SFU Beedie dean’s memory

Dec 14, 2020

portrait of ali dastmalchian dean of beadie school of business

SFU’s Beedie School of Business has launched the Ali Dastmalchian Memorial Fund, an endowment that will support international learning experiences for the school’s students. The fund honours the memory of Ali Dastmalchian, the school’s late dean, who was a passionate supporter of international education and cross-cultural understanding.

Under Dastmalchian’s leadership, SFU Beedie adopted a new vision statement, including a focus on helping students to develop a global perspective, which continues to guide the school’s strategy and programming.

SFU Beedie will match all donations to the fund up to a maximum of $100,000. The funds will be used to ensure the school can continue to offer impactful opportunities for future generations of students. Anyone wishing to learn more or to make a contribution can visit the fund’s webpage at give.sfu.ca/AliDastmalchian.

“Ali was known for championing a global perspective and was a passionate advocate of international experiences for students,” says SFU Beedie dean pro tem, Andrew Gemino. “He believed these experiences to be transformative on many levels and this fund, which will allow many students to enjoy the benefits of international study, is a fitting tribute to his memory.”