Vancouver, BC – November 15, 2011 – Simba Technologies, the industry leader in relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity products, announced today that it will match gifts (up to $50,000) to the annual Simba Technologies Inc. Scholarship in Computing Sciences at Simon Fraser University, which funds scholarships to female undergraduate students in Computing Science.

“Supporting educational development and future technology leaders is incredibly important to us,” said Amyn Rajan, Simba’s CEO and a Computing Science alumnus. “Simba recruits many SFU graduates and provides co-op work experience opportunities to students. We know how much financial assistance can mean to gaining the best education. We challenge others to share in our vision of encouraging female students to enter computer science by contributing to this fund and we will match their generous gifts.”

“Gifts such as Simba’s help to position SFU Applied Sciences as one of North America’s top schools in computing and engineering,” said Nimal Rajapakse, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at SFU. “The development of awards to attract top students is crucial to our success. We encourage others to get involved and make use of Simba’s generous offer to match donor contributions.”

 How to Make a Gift

Interested persons or organizations that would like to make a gift to SFU and have it matched by Simba Technologies should contact Barbara Becker, SFU’s Director of Advancement for the Faculty of Applied Sciences, at +1-778-782-5687 or barbara_becker(at)sfu.ca.

 About Simba’s Scholarships

Simba’s SFU scholarships acknowledge and encourage female students majoring in Computing Science on the basis of full-time study, excellent academic standing and demonstrated community/volunteer service.  The scholarships are administered by SFU’s Student Services and Financial Assistance Office.  For more information, please visit: http://students.sfu.ca/financialaid.html.

Simba has set up similar endowments and scholarships at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria.  To date, Simba’s endowments at all three universities totals $120,000.

 About the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University

The Faculty of Applied Sciences (www.fas.sfu.ca) is home to the Schools of Computing Science and Engineering Science at SFU. Graduates are sought-after for their technical leadership and communication skills, and for their spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in high technology. With more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students, the Faculty offers a range of degree programs and research areas at the SFU Burnaby and Surrey campuses.

 About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies Inc. (http://www.simba.com) is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services. Simba delivers data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Solaris and Linux. Simba’s best-in-class products support multiple interfaces, including ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO), XML for Analysis (XMLA), ADO, ADO.NET, ADOMD, and ADOMD.NET.

Simba’s software is used worldwide. Its customers include leading independent software vendors and global enterprises, like Infor®, Kognitio®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, SAP® and Teradata®.

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