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OFAH announces Student Research Grant Award winners

Four university students receive grants from OFAH to further their research projects

PETERBOROUGH — The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and partners offer four student research grants worth $4,000 each to assist university graduate students researching fish and wildlife topics that are helping to improve resource management.

Winners of those four grants were announced during the 88th OFAH Annual General Meeting & Fish and Wildlife Conference.

The winners are:

The Dave Ankney & Sandi Johnson Award for Avian Ecology – $4,000

Crystal Kelly for her work on: Genetic Analysis and Management of Sandhill Cranes in Ontario;

Crystal Kelly

The OFAH Zone G/ Oakville & District Rod & Gun Club Wildlife

Research Grant – $4,000

Meredith Purcell for her work on: Moose Genome Project: a phylogeographic and landscape genomic assessment of North American moose (Alces alces);

Meredith Purcell

The OFAH/St. Catharines Game and Fish Association and Conservation Club of West Lincoln Wildlife Research Grant- $4,000

Amanda MacDonald for her work on: Health Assessment of Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) in Ontario; 

Amanada MacDonald

The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show/OFAH Zone H Fisheries

Research Grant – $4,000

Lindsey Boyd for her work on: Assessing the Status and Trends of Sportfish Populations in Coastal Wetlands of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.

Lindsey Boyd

“The OFAH is committed to supporting students and their research which provides the science needed to inform and support sound fish and wildlife conservation management in Ontario,” says OFAH Manager of Fish and Wildlife Services Matt DeMille. “Thanks to all who took the time to submit their research projects for consideration and congratulations to those students selected for the grants.”

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is Ontario’s largest, non-profit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization, representing 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters and 725 member clubs. To learn more, visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@ofah).

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