Get to know Cynthia Soto Cancino

Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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What is your job title?

Administrative Assistant to the Director of IT Services and Infrastructure.

How do you see your role going forward?

Assist the director with the multiple groups under his responsibility.

Where did you complete your studies?

I studied at the University of Quebec at Montreal.

In which countries have you lived or which ones have you visited?

Mexico, United States, Colombia, Panama, Canada.

What is your hidden passion?

Dance is my passion!

What is your guilty indulgence?

Two steamed hotdogs (mustard, onions, bacon, and ketchup) with an orangeade after going grocery shopping.

What is your unknown/hidden talent?

I paint, I dance, I do yoga, I volunteer for parents/teenagers with children with behavioural disorders and addictions.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Never underestimate the importance of kindness and understanding. Common sense is a quality only a few people possess.

If you were to write a book about your life, what would the title be, and why?

What a RIDE! Because life brings you where it wants to…

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I was adopted and I am very close to all my parents! I have been in contact with my biological mother since 1993, we are very close.

What are you learning now, and why is it important?

The cycles of addictions, to better guide parents and teenagers. I have created an anonymous group for parents and young girls to accompany especially young girls who have experienced violence. The group is based on information from CODA Canada.

What three words would your friends use to describe you?

Cheerful, positive, direct.

What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team do you root for?

My brother played football all his life and so did my son. Being on the field all the time, I developed a taste for sports and today I am a die-hard fan of Kansas City Chiefs Football.

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