Welcome to The CORE

The CORE is a Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funded research laboratory at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan) in Kelowna, BC. The CORE dedicates its research to helping individuals achieve a healthy weight and improve their overall health and well-being through behavioural modifications and novel interventions such as Small Changes and ENHANCE. The Centre is directed by Dr. Lesley Lutes along with the co-director Dr. Derrick Wirtz.


Current Projects

Find out about our research and current projects


Dr. LuTes

Meet Dr. Lutes


Dr. Wirtz

Meet Dr. Wirtz

Click Here for Dr. Wirtz’ Page