New aka on the block

Michael Joyal, aka the new Laura, comes to RRC Polytech from Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, where he worked in their fundraising department for 15 years. He started as their Fundraising Coordinator and eventually took on the role of Development Database Manager. During that time, he developed a belief in stewardship and the ways it could help staff, subscribers and donors achieve their best experience.

Michael was born in Happy Valley, Newfoundland, but has lived in Fort McMurray, Halifax, and Edmonton before coming to Winnipeg with his spouse, Suzanne, and assorted pets.

When not at RRC Polytech, Michael is an accomplished artist who has had shows across Canada and in the United States. He graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design with a BFA in Fine Art. He has illustrated three books of poetry for local publisher At Bay Press. His second, Stars, was recognized by the CBC as one of the top 12 poetry books of 2018. His third book, Trees, will be released this Fall.

Michael will happily show you photos of his cat Lily, guinea pig Cosette or his 25-year-old turtle Quincey.

If you have any questions, recipes or just need to talk, please contact Michael at or

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  1. Welcome to the Heritage Group Michael, We are so happy to have you on board. Love your “babies”.

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