Month: July 2016

Brandon University (BU) reaffirmed its strong commitment to Aboriginal and Indigenous culture and heritage by participating in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council and the City of Brandon.
BU is a founding partner of the BUAPC and was represented at the signing by BU President Gervan Fearon.

Christopher J. Schneider’s fourth book, Policing and Social Media, was released on April 16. (Tiffany Green)
Police departments have a whole new beat to patrol, thanks to the rise of Facebook, Twitter and the like.
BU sociology professor Christopher Schneider has a new book on the phenomenon, “Policing and Social Media,” which includes examples from the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot, the Toronto Police Service’s innovative social media strategy, and the YouTube video that brought worldwide attention to the fatal shooting of Sammy Yatim by Toronto police officer James Forcillo.