Grant's academic research into First Nations genetic history and archaeology forstered his interest in DNA studies. He has done
several speaking sessions for the Ontario Genealogical Society on genetics and at a number of archaeology and anthropology
conferences. He has taken part-time courses at the Smithsonian and carried out mitochondrial DNA sampling at the Merriwether
laboratory at Binghamton University.



Conference Presentations:


Archaic and Historic Population Clusters in Eastern North America, at 49th Algonquian Conference, Montreal, Oct. 28, 2017


Archaic and Woodland Population Clusters in Eastern North America, at Canadian Archaeological Association, Gatineau, Que.
May 11, 2017


Exploring Historic and Prehistoric Milestones with DNA, North York Central Library, June 6, 2015


Traces of Middle Woodland Algonquian populations in southern Ontario with a special focus on Rice Lake, at the Ontario
Archaeological Society Symposium
, Peterborough, Ont., Oct.24-26, 2014


What Genealogical Questions Can Genetics Answer?, presented at the Ontario Genealogical Society’s annual symposium,
Hamilton Ontario, May 15, 2011


DNA Evidence for a Middle Woodland Algonquian Population: mtDNA analysis from the Donaldson Site, Ontario at the Annual
Conference of the Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology (L'Association Canadienne D'Anthropologie Physique),
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 2006


mtDNA analysis of Archaic & Woodland Populations and its implications for Algonquian and Iroquoian Origins. Presented at the
36th Annual Conference of the Canadian Archaeological Association (Association canadienne d’archéologie), McMaster,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2003