Emigrating from Poland at the age of 9, Alice Davidson worked hard in her youth leading to a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University before graduating from the law school at UBC in the Class of 2011 from the JD Program. Prior to pursuing her legal education, Davidson worked as a Contracts Associate at Schneider Electric in Burnaby, British Columbia. She currently works as Vice President and Legal Counsel for Mogo, a fintech start-up based in Vancouver that provides a variety of financial products and has a developed a reputation as an innovative player in the fintech space.
During her JD program, Davidson began working for Stikeman Elliott as a summer student before completing her articles with the firm. By 2012 she was named an Associate, specializing in public MA and corporate finance. However, Davidson began to notice that the high-stress corporate atmosphere of firm life was no longer the best fit for her wellbeing. As such, Davidson relocated to Mogo in 2016 and also fell in love with indoor cycling. In addition to her legal work, she is also a spin instructor at Spin Society in Vancouver.
Davidson’s career emphasizes the importance of mental wellbeing and healthy lifestyles in the legal work environment, a message she effectively delivers both in practice and through public speaking engagements. In November 2018, Davidson delivered a talk entitled, “Finding True North: Pursuing Happiness and Empowerment on Your Terms,” at the annual Pecha Kucha event hosted by the Peter A. Allard School of Law and Sauder School of Business.