UCalgary students, staff call for space to be renamed after late campus barista

October 27, 2016

Students and staff at the University of Calgary are asking their school to honour the memory of a beloved campus barista who spent the past ten years raising spirits at the university, reports CBC. The call comes following the unexpected death this month of Annette Schmirler, who had been manager of the Brew & Blendz coffee shop in UCalgary’s kinesiology building. “International students would say that she was the first kind person that they met,” says UCaglary Aquatics Director Dominique MacDonald. “People that wouldn't go for coffee for a year would go back and she would remember their name and their favourite order.” MacDonald adds that she has spoken to Penny Werthner, the Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology, and has learned that UCalgary is “supportive” of doing something to honour the late barista. CBC