The Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS) is a McMaster University Centre located at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. The centre provides state of the art facilities, education and training for surgeons and nurses in minimally invasive procedures. In 2019 Sandbox was grateful to be approached by CMAS to help redesign their website for a second time.

  • Modernize the existing website through a new, responsive creative design
  • Introduce online payment capabilities to the existing event registration module
  • Provide a password protected area where course and conference attendees obtain supporting materials as well as leave feedback on their specific event


Sandbox was delighted to once again support CMAS in redesigning their website. Together, we created a modern design to update the look and feel of the existing website. Sandbox integrated with Bambora (a payment adjudication platform) to enable online payment for course attendees. Sandbox introduced additional workflow and document repositories within a secured portal, that allow CMAS staff to deposit additional course/conference materials and encourages user feedback. This significantly reduces the manual administrative work associated with event materials and feedback collection, which was previously done on paper.


The CMAS website continues to leverage the OASIS content management system and it's robust event management module, that now supports online payments. The contemporary, responsive design is aligned with the existing CMAS branding. Efforts to enhance search engine optimization have improved distingushing the Centre from other organizations that use the same CMAS acronym.

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"Our experience working with Sandbox over the last 5 years has been very positive. We were provided with great input from the Sandbox team and any concerns we had through the process were addressed in a very timely manner. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the team."

— Marie Fairgrieve, Manager, Centre for Minimal Access Surgery

Sandbox is proud to have worked with several clients on their second and in some cases third generation website. We feel our customer service, innovative designs and technical expertise are just some of the reasons clients return to us for website redesign and redevelopment projects.

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With separate, dedicated web and software teams, our clients benefit from having experienced web developers coupled with skilled custom software programmers. This means we can build websites from scratch, and integrate them with existing third-party platforms, such as payment adjudicators, CRMs and more.

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