|Linda Caissie, PhD
St. Thomas University
2018 Catalyst Grant Program – Stand if You Can (CAT 2018-15)
Raised in New Brunswick, Linda T. Caissie has a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of New Brunswick. Her M.A. thesis is entitled “Gone Pishing: The Social World of Birding by Older Adults,” a study of the involvement of older adults in birdwatching and the meanings these older adults attach to this leisure world. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Waterloo in Applied Health Science with a concentration on gender, aging, and leisure. Her dissertation, “The Raging Grannies: Understanding the Role of Activism in the Lives of Older Women” is a study of the role of activism in the lives of older women involved in the activist group, the Raging Grannies in order to understand the experience of how and why older women become involved in activism.