The Canadian Journal for the Academic Mind is a student-run/student-focused, interdisciplinary, open-access research publication dedicated to bringing together the best and brightest minds from across the world to share their ideas and research. We believe, support, and encourage the use of open-access publishing and the accessibility of academic material to the public. We are committed to providing a platform for students to showcase their research findings and discuss and debate our world’s changing landscape. CJAM was founded by a small group of students and professors in 2023 at Carleton University in Ottawa but aims to publish works by students from across the world. Our founding editors from Carleton come from the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs, the Feminist Institute of Social Transformation, and the School of Journalism and Communication! Currently, we have students on the editorial board from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, McMaster University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, and York University’s History Department. As an interdisciplinary journal, we publish papers on a wide array of topics ranging from public policy, philosophy, and economics to international relations, gender studies, and medicine. We constantly aim to bridge the gap between the academic and non-academic worlds. Our goal is to provide an engaging and informative space for students to share their work and ideas without any restrictive requirements.