Ben Paul is a Vice-Admiral who was a Spacesim member from grades nine to twelve. He participated in four main missions, numerous training missions, and three University of Toronto Space Design Contest teams. However, his main legacy is his tireless work for the Wiki and archives.
Grade 9 (2006-07)
Ben joined Spacesim in Grade 9 after his friend Matthew Farkas-Dyck did. He was quickly approached by Jeff Gao to become the new quartermaster, and worked on the storage modules until other grade nines such as Matt and Lyra Evans held the position. She was given EEP training for "The Pit Demo" but unfortunately, no EEPs occurred that year. During the Mission Alpha for the main mission he acted as a simulator, one of several members simulating hail through the use of popcorn. As part of the general labour (cleaning, maintenance, and odd jobs) task force, one of the few things he accomplished this year was to screw handles on the drawers in the Hawking II's longhouse the day before Coronis 2007 launched. During the mission proper, Ben served mainly in mission control with very few shifts as simulator. One part of mission control that year was doing parallax calculations, although more frequently there were Quickie Runs and mindless playing of Windows Games. At the end of April 2007, Ben learned of the existence of the wiki, was promoted to wikimaster by Stefan De Young, and wasted the rest of his high school career preoccupied with it.
At the end of this year, Ben started Spacesim's obsession with Munchkin, bringing in Fu and Cthulhu and spearheading the creation of Sim Munchkin. He also brought in a magnetic dart board that happened to be his science summative, and it was enjoyed by the denizens of the Office until he had to hand it in.
He was unable to attend the competition portion of the 2007-08 challenge.