Dr. Erik Magnusson


Research Facilitator
(204) 474-9075
Room 205A Education Building

Erik Magnusson, D.Phil is a Research Facilitator at the University of Manitoba. He is affiliated with the faculties of Education and Social Work, but also works with any university faculty members who wish to apply for research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and other public and private funders.

He is available to work with researchers in a variety of contexts including:

  • Short- and long-term research agenda planning;
  • Conceptualizing and developing grant proposals, including feedback on:
    • conceptual frameworks, methodology, methods, budgets and other components;
    • adherence to grant application guidelines, and
    • writing clarity and argumentation.
  • Assisting with nominations for Canada Research Chair applications and various awards and honours;
  • Assisting with knowledge mobilization strategies;
  • Fostering links between academic units;
  • Facilitating collaborative research partnerships between academics and between academics and community partners;
  • Acting as a liaison between individuals, research teams, research facilitators, the Office of the Vice President (Research and International), the Office of Research Services, funding agencies, and other institutions and organizations;
  • Hosting workshops on funding programs and grant writing;
  • Assisting with written submissions to research ethics boards.

Dr. Magnusson holds a D.Phil in political theory from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. Following the completion of his D.Phil in 2016, he spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, working as part of a European Research Council (ERC) project on Justice and the Family: An Analysis of Normative Significance of Procreation and Parenting in a Just Society. His current research is in political philosophy and applied ethics, with a special focus on normative issues surrounding children and families. His work on the ethics of procreation has been published by the Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and Oxford University Press, and is currently forthcoming in a number of international journals.
For more information on Dr. Magnusson’s research-related activities, visit his personal website.