EASI Retirements: July 2020

After 40 years of dedicated service to the University (yes, 40 years!!), Cidalia Carreiro has decided to retire. Her last day at U of T will be July 31. 

Cidalia joined the UTBI team when the CIO portfolio was formed and the AMS and SIS departments were merged to become EASI. As you can read in the article below, one of Cidalia’s key responsibilities has been the extremely important job of preparing and submitting the official enrolment data file to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. This is a critical process towards U of T’s provincial operating grants and we always knew things were in safe hands with Cidalia.

Learn more about Cidalia below and join me in wishing her all the best in her next adventures. I hope she gets to move forward with her travel plans soon. 

Pamela Harris
Associate Director, Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration

Cidalia Carreiro, Statistics Officer
​​​​​​​Joined U of T:  July 1, 1980
Retirement date: July 31, 2020

Describe your background and how you arrived at EASI
After graduating, I started working at U of T in the now defunct Secretarial Services carrying out various administrative duties, including transcribing documents.  From there, I moved into Academic Statistics, which went through various name changes and with Planning & Budget and EASI.  I work on various government mandated reporting, including the process of extraction and verification of registration data from our student information system and submitting the official enrolment data file to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.  The enrolment count procedure is a fundamental requirement of the University’s eligibility for provincial operating grants.

What will you remember most about EASI?
I’ll remember my colleagues – many who have become friends.  Their willingness to assist, usually with last-minute requests to meet deadlines, will always be appreciated.  Their knowledge and experience bode well for the University.

What will you remember most about U of T?
In my 40 years here at U of T, I’ll miss the many friends I’ve made along the way – many of who I consider as family.  I’ll also remember the culture at U of T and how I was proud to be a vital part of such an impactful institution.

What do you plan to do in retirement?
I plan to travel when it’s safe to do so again and want to explore Canada from coast to coast, as well as Europe.  I also plan on improving my language skills by taking some language courses and finally, I plan to volunteer again and work with the elderly.

What words of wisdom would you pass along to others?
Live life to the fullest and be kind – a simple word or a good-natured smile can work wonders and goes a long way.