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Hugh Samson

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Hugh Samson is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada. His research explores the integration of contemplative initiatives, programs, services, spaces, and technologies within information environments. His Master’s thesis, Contemplating Infrastructure: An Ethnographic Study of the University of Toronto Faculty of Information Inforum’s iRelax Mindfulness Resource Area, introduces the term contemplative infrastructure to refer to infrastructure that is concerned with the contemplative dimensions of life (Samson, 2021). His doctoral work elaborates the term and investigates the implementation of a mindfulness meditation program within the University of Western Ontario's OWL online learning management system.