Tim Came has been working to enhance teaching and learning since the early 2000s. He began representing students in departmental curriculum and related matters as an undergraduate at Simon Fraser University and continued during graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, where he conducted research in political psychology, strategic planning, and change management in the U.S. Defense Department. As part of the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology’s graduate facilitation team, Tim worked with graduate students from a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds to provide practical hands-on instructional and presentation skills training. Teaching in a small college setting, he integrated application and simulation activities into political science and international relations courses and co-curricular programming.
Tim entered the world of police training in 2015 and has been learning about the complex, dynamic, and demanding environment of policing in Canada ever since. As Instructional Designer for the Police Academy at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, he works with instructors and other subject matter experts to develop and support delivery of curriculum across a wide range of training areas. His work focuses on the Police Recruit Training program, which provides initial training for sworn members of B.C.’s municipal, transit, and tribal police departments. Tim is excited to be a part of C.A.P.E.’s work supporting Canada’s police training community to provide members with the excellent and ever-evolving training they both need and deserve.