TOPIC: DIVERSITY IN CULTURE AND CRITICAL THINKING
Date: 17th September, 2020.
Speaker: Ms. Vishwaveda Joshi, Research Scholar, York University, Toronto and Vice-Chair for World University Services, Canada.
Highlights: Ms. Vishwaveda Joshi gave a brief overview on anthropology, its various types like Linguistic, Social/Cultural, Biological/Evolutionary, Archaeology/Physical Anthropology and Applied/Public Anthropology. The interaction was based on cross culture values and opinions of students regarding critical thinking as well as the usage in career enhancement. She stressed upon the fact that we as Indians do not have the habit of appreciating our own Indian culture. Though she told that everything in our culture is not correct, but at the same time we should not forget to appreciate the core values of our cultural diversity. She explained the difference between the Indian and Canadian culture. She opined that Canadians are more individualistic in their actions, behaviour and values whereas Indians are more family oriented and can manage to live with shortage of resources.