Vigilant Futures donates $20,000 Towards Graduate Scholarships in Computer Science and Software Engineering

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September 22, 2009 – Financial technology firm Vigilant Futures has contributed $20,000 to Concordia's department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. The gift will fund annual graduate scholarships—worth $1,000—for international students in Computer Science.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 9:00am

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) MONTREAL - September 22, 2009 – Financial technology firm Vigilant Futures has contributed $20,000 to Concordia's department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. The gift will fund annual graduate scholarships—worth $1,000—for international students in Computer Science.

The Montreal-based company's donation comes at the time when the Engineering and Computer Science Faculty’s enrollment of international students at the graduate level stands at about 33 percent. "We're delighted to be the benefactor of this generous gift by a local high-tech company that is on the rise," said Dr. Sudhir Mudur, chair of Concordia's department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. "Not only will this funding help boost the credibility of Concordia’s Computer Science program on a global level but it will also help us attract more, high-calibre international students."

Vigilant Futures was founded in 2005 to capitalize on trends in financial markets towards computer-driven trading. Having recently revamped its headquarters on René-Lévesque Blvd. with state-of-the-art research-and-development facilities, the firm continues to invest heavily in R&D.

It was founded by a group of young entrepreneurs, scientists and technologists, including director and Concordia alumnus Arvind Ramanathan, BComm. "A lot of the top minds in our research and development team have come from Concordia so this is very much an investment in one of our most important talent pools," Ramanathan said.

For details on the announcement reception attended by Josh Felker, Arvind Ramanathan along with Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering Chair, Sudhir Mudur, and Dean Robin Drew, please visit the following link: Vigilant Futures donates $20,000 for computer Science and Software Engineering graduate scholarships

About Vigilant Futures

Vigilant Futures is a Montreal-based research and development firm, a leader in the design and implementation of high-performance systems and innovative software solutions applied to the world of finance. The Company fosters active engagement with the community, believing community involvement enriches the experience of working and living in Montreal and offers a collaborative and rewarding work environment. For more information, please visit www.vigilantfutures.com.
 

Keywords: Vigilant Futures | computer science | financial technology | montreal | scholarships

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