Born into a family of archaeologists, some of Joyce’s earliest memories are of star-gazing from a tent window on a mid-14th-century archaeological site in Bruce County, catching and cleaning smelt near the ancient fishing weirs of the Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching Narrows and using stone artifacts to make a corn pancake (destined for a museum exhibit!) just as the ancestors did half a millennia ago.
Unsurprisingly, Joyce caught the archaeology bug and completed a PhD in Anthropology, specializing in Canadian archaeology. She also holds honours undergraduate degrees in English and Anthropology and a post-graduate certificate in Publishing.
In keeping with her interest in sharing Canada’s archaeological and historical legacy with all Canadians, Joyce has written for magazines, websites, outdoor displays, corporate and government clients. Her graphic design experience has been applied to outdoor displays, websites and the creation of a variety of products including t-shirts.