Elizabeth M. Vogt, QC

Class of 1981-1982

After completing her LLB, Elizabeth M. Vogt, QC clerked for the BC Court of Appeal and subsequently joined McCarthy Tétrault. While she briefly worked as a litigator, Ms. Vogt quickly transitioned to the real estate department. As a partner, Ms. Vogt went on to hold the titles of head of the Real Property and Planning Group, BC’s Regional Managing Partner, and Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer.

Ms. Vogt was awarded an Alumni Award of Distinction in 2011 by the Allard Law Alumni Association for her outstanding achievements that have brought honour to the law school. In 2014, Ms. Vogt was the recipient of a Women of Distinction Award from the YMCA Metro Vancouver. As a board member of the Vancouver Children’s Festival, YWCA (Vancouver), the Minerva Foundation for BC Women, and co-chair of the Law Society of BC’s Justicia Project, Ms. Vogt was recognized for her continuous and unwavering emphasis on the advancement and inclusion of individuals from diverse backgrounds – including women in the legal profession. Ms. Vogt was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2015.

For more, read a 2005 profile on Ms. Vogt in the UBC Law Alumni Magazine where she discusses professors and friendships at law school and how she knew law was the right career for her when she realized that “law is simply about people and relationships.”