16 December 2012 - Thunder Bay
The Department of History is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Raffo has been awarded the City of Thunder Bay's Heritage Award as part of this year's Arts and Heritage Awards. Established in 2003, these awards honour individuals and organizations for their contributions to arts and culture.
In a career that has spanned four and a half decades, Dr. Raffo has researched and written on local history, produced radio documentaries for the CBC, and received numerous awards in recognition of his efforts. He has served as a lecturer, associate professor of history, and adjunct professor of history at Lakehead University since 1967. A tireless promoter of the history and heritage of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario, Dr. Raffo's research, publications, and productions have enhanced the understanding of our historical roots, and ensured that our heritage is preserved for future generations to enjoy and learn from.