CEO / Co-Founder
Gold Bug Interactive/University of Toronto
Protection: A Crisis Training Game
A Fine Balance: Practical Tips to Depict Real Life in Games
Paul is the CEO/Co-Founder Gold Bug Interactive and lecturer at the University of Toronto. He is a game designer, researcher, speaker, and writer whose work looks at the intersection of games, culture and learning. He is a founding member of the Play Lab at the University of Toronto, and has shared his expertise with the US Department of Education, UNESCO, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Epic Games, US presidential libraries, foundry10, Consumers International, and iThrive Games, among others. He is also the author of a widely circulated white paper for UNESCO about how digital games can support peace education and conflict resolution. He worked with global youth to develop games to prevent violent extremism in the Digital Games for Peace initiative run by UNCCT, UNESCO, and UNAOC. His work has been featured on PBS, NPR, CBC, the Huffington Post, Polygon, Killscreen, Gamasutra, Sterne, Endgadget, Edsurge, Edutopia, and MindShift.