School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Celebrates Cultural Diversity
The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) recently celebrated cultural heritage and diversity by arranging gatherings on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses.
Staff showed off their culinary skills by preparing traditional foods for the event while participants embraced the day wearing traditional outfits.
The aim of the event was to celebrate the diverse backgrounds of staff members in a fun and informal setting as well as to provide a platform for MSCS staff to share and learn more about each other’s cultures.
Said Dean and Head of School, Professor Kesh Govinder: ‘I wanted my staff to relax together in a fun manner. Everyone embraced this event and had a wonderful time. A special word of thanks to those who cooked those delicious meals.’
‘The variety of delicious meals prepared were enjoyed in a relaxed and collegial setting, and highlighted our cultural diversity,’ said Astrophysicist, Professor Kavi Moodley.
Professor Janek Banasiak was equally complimentary. ‘It was a very pleasant event which I enjoyed thoroughly. While it is easy to savour Indian cuisine in Durban, finding a good restaurant serving Zulu meals is a mission. Thus, I was very pleased to have the opportunity to enjoy such food at our cultural lunch.’
‘The room was filled with colour and vibrancy and above all, lots of laughter!’ said Professor Delia North. ‘It was fun and we are already looking forward to improving on this event next year!’