Vancouver, BC – September 13, 2012 – Simba Technologies Inc. – industry’s choice for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data access and analytics on in-memory, cloud and big data – announced today that Chandni Navani, a University of British Columbia Computer Science major and Commerce minor has been awarded the Simba Technologies Inc. Scholarship in Computer Science. Navani receives a cash award of $750.
“We are excited to announce Chandni as UBC’s Simba Technologies Scholarship recipient,” said David Foster, Simba’s VP of Engineering. “Chandni has shown exceptional community involvement by actively volunteering with GirlSmarts, a program created to introduce 6th grade girls to the various topics in Computer Science, and by being an active member on the Focus on Women in Computer Science committee that is centered around showcasing the achievements of UBC CPSC females.”
“Chandni has demonstrated outstanding community service and academic engagement and her achievements reflect the tenets on which this award is based,” said Anne Condon, Head of the Department of Computer Science at UBC. “Awards like this mean a lot more than money to the recipient. They give students and new graduates confidence in their abilities and open doors for future opportunities.”
About the Simba Technologies Award in Computer Science
The Simba Technologies Award in Computer Science at UBC 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 used for tuition, books or living expenses.
Simba’s UBC Award is granted 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 (www.simba.com) is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access and analytics products, solutions and services for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources. Simba provides data connectivity solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux and many mobile device platforms. Simba’s data connectivity 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®, Microsoft®, Oracle®, SAP® and Teradata®.