Vancouver, BC – August 11, 2010 – Simba Technologies Inc., industry’s choice for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity, announced today that Joyce Cheung, a combined business and computer science major at the University of British Columbia, has been awarded the Simba Technologies Award in Computer Science.  Ms. Cheung receives a cash award of $350 to help with tuition, books or living expenses.  Simba’s UBC scholarship is awarded annually and is funded by the company’s endowment to the University.

“We are excited to announce Joyce as UBC’s Simba Technologies Scholarship recipient,” said Suzanne Hoffman, Simba’s Vice President of Sales.  “Joyce’s achievements reflect both the academic excellence and the dedication to community service on which the award is based.  At Simba, we try to provide stepping-stones to success for BC students and we feel that cost of education should be the least of students’ worries.  We see a great future in supporting BC students, as many of our talented staff are BC educated as well.”

“Joyce has demonstrated outstanding community service in our department,” said Dr. Raymond Ng, Acting Head, Department of Computer Science at UBC.  “She has been a very active member of our FoWCS (Focus on Women in Computer Science committee), and volunteered for Girlsmarts, a computer science workshop for grade six girls.”

 About the Simba Technologies Award in Computer Science

The Simba Technologies Award in Computer Science is a merit-based scholarship intended to recognize outstanding students with strong academic performance and dedication to community.  Applicants are evaluated based on academic performance and community service with preference given to female candidates.  As a cash award, it can be expended on tuition, books or living expenses.

Simba’s UBC scholarship is awarded annually and funded by Simba’s endowment to the University.  Simba has established similar endowments and scholarships at Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria.

Additional information about the Simba Technologies Award in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia can be obtained from the University’s Student Financial Assistance and Awards office.

 About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies (http://www.simba.com) is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources.  Simba delivers data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Mac, UNIX and Linux.  Simba’s best-in-class products support multiple data 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 Oracle®, Microsoft®, Infor® and SAP® AG.

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