Grant began his career trained as a teacher and spent several years teaching English, science, and data processing in Ontario high schools. Later he provided classroom instruction on business databases at Micromedia Limited in downtown Toronto. He also taught a online databases for the Library Technicians program at Seneca College. Grant provided instruction in forensic anthropology at the summer DNA Forensic camps at Trent University. Over the years, he has given presentations in history, archaeology, genealogy, and genetics.
The following are a list of presentations by Grant:
● Jean Baptiste Rousseau at Toronto (York), Swansea Historical Society, Toronto, Feb. 5, 2020
● Early European Structures at Burlington Bay and the Lower Humber River, Ont. Archaeaological Society Symposium, Toronto, Nov. 3, 2019
● Portages of Southern Ontario, Newcastle Historical Association, October 2, 2018
● Portages of Southern Ontario, Hastings Historical Society, June 6, 2018
● Portages of Southern Ontario, Pickering Historical Society March 13, 2018
● Kvarnar Mariners and Boatbuilders in North America, Club Giuliano-Dalmato, November 5, 2017
● Archaic and Historic Population Clusters in Eastern North America, at49th Algonquian Conference, Montreal, Oct. 28, 2017
● Portages of Southern Ontario, Peterborough Chapter of the Ontario Historical Society, October 24, 2017
● Portages of Southern Ontario, Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives, Port Perry, Ontario, September 24, 2017
● Archaic and Woodland Population Clusters in Eastern North America, Canadian Archaeological Association, Gatineau, Que. May 11, 2017
● The Importance of Aboriginal Trails in Teaching Local History & Geography, Donald A. Wilson Secondary School, Whitby, March 27, 2017
● Brock: the Wick, Talbot Portages and the Scugog Carrying Place, Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society, Beaverton, March 20, 2016
● Exploring Historic and Prehistoric Milestones with DNA, Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives, Port Perry, Ontario, 2016
● Prehistoric and Historic Trails in Southern Ontario, Peterborough Historical Society at the Peterborough Public Library, 2015
● 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, Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium, Peterborough, Ont., Oct.24-26, 2014
● Ukrainian and Croatian Genealogical Records, with William Vetzal, Ontario Genealogy Society Conference, Oshawa, Ontario, June 2, 2013
● Scugog Carrying Place Archaeology and History, Ontario Archaeological Society, Peterborough, Ontario, 2013
● Scugog Carrying Place, in 2013 at the Beaverton-Eldon Historical Society, Pickeriing Historical Society, and the Cannington Historical Society
● What Genealogical Questions Can Genetics Answer?, presented at the Ontario Genealogical Society’s annual symposium, Hamilton Ontario, May 15, 2011.
● Finding your Italian Ancestors, Ontario Genealogical Society, Durham chapter, 2011.
● The Scugog Carrying Place, Ontario Genealogical Society, Durham chapter, 2010
● Early Durham Region pioneer settlers, Ontario Genealogical Society, Durham chapter, 2007.
● 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
● Genealogy and Genetics, Ontario Genealogical Society, Barrie chapter, 2005.
● mtDNA analysis of Archaic & Woodland Populations and its implications for Algonquian and Iroquoian Origins, 36th Annual Conference of the Canadian Archaeological Association (Association canadienne d’archéologie), McMaster, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2003
● Oshawa’s Early Industrial History, Oshawa Senior Citizen’s Centre