06/23/2015 01:34 EDT | Updated 06/23/2016 05:59 EDT

CBC Montreal's Alison Cook takes home international prize for documentary

CBC Montreal producer Alison Cook took home one of the biggest prizes for radio documentaries in the world for her documentary "A just life," which ran on CBC Radio One's Ideas.

The documentary delves into the life and legacy of former McGill University law professor Roderick A. Macdonald. Macdonald inspired a generation of legal minds, and his work paved the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage, and led to Canada's apology to residential school survivors. 

Listen to the entire documentary here.

Cook's documentary won gold in the Information/Documentary category. 

The New York Festivals Awards recognize the best in international radio, whether local, network or independent, from more than 30 countries around the world.