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By Scott Strasser, October 18 2016 —

Students’ Union urges students to support MacHall businessesnews_louie_villanueva_the_den-2

With the recent failure of their injunction application to retain management of MacHall, the University of Calgary Students’ Union is urging students to continue supporting SU businesses in the building.

“If students want to make sure their money is still going towards programs and services we provide, that’s where the Stör, La Taquería and the Den really play a big part, because all that money goes directly into student programs and services,” SU vice-president operations and finance Branden Cave said.

With the loss of control of MacHall, the SU will lose $1.9 million a year in revenue in the form of rent cheques from third-party tenants in MacHall. The university will now collect that money, which they state will be reallocated to SU programs and used to operate the building.

The U of C said the change in operation of MacHall will not affect students.

“The SU and the university are working collaboratively to ensure that MacHall remains as an important hub on campus for our students, faculty, staff and visitors,” reads an Oct. 16 statement from UToday.

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Faculty of Kinesiology honours Brew & Blendz manager Annette


Courtesy Brew & Blendz

On Oct. 18, the University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology held a tribute for Brew & Blendz manager Annette Schmirler, who passed away on Oct. 14 at the age of 52.

Schmirler managed Brew & Blendz for 10 years. She was well-liked among customers for her positive attitude and had a knack for remembering names.

“Annette was a fixture in kinesiology for nearly a decade, with a distinctive, infectious laugh that sailed over the din of the students that filled Baron’s Court,” reads a statement from Brew & Blendz. “She had a great sense of humour, knew virtually every one of her customers by name and was considered a U of C Legend.”

“Our deepest sympathies to her husband Brad, daughter Alex and son Stuart. She will be dearly missed.” 

At the tribute, attendees could drink a cup of Westcoast dark roast, which co-workers said was Schmirler’s favourite. 

Funeral services will be held at McInnis & Holloway Funeral Parlour on Oct. 21 at 2:00 p.m.

According to Schmirler’s obituary, a tree will be planted in her memory at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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