Mathletes and number lovers everywhere, today is your day  it's Pi Day. 

The University of Regina held a Pi Day celebration at the University of Regina this afternoon. 

Pi Day

The event was co-hosted by the Mathematics and Statistics Department and the Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and Statistics Student Society. (Brian Rodgers)

That's right – an entire afternoon dedicated to all-things-Pi. 


Students and faculty members at the Pi Day event at the U of R. (Brian Rodgers )

Including a pie eating contest. 

Pi Day

How far can you recite pi? Apple, cherry, blueberry, pecan, peach ... (Brian Rodgers)

And a lecture by Dr. Hugo Rodriguez Ordonez on the mathematics of Mayan numbers. 

Dr. Hugo Rodriguez Ordonez

Dr. Hugo Rodriguez Ordonez gave a lecture on the Mayan numerical system. (Brian Rodgers)

No Pi Day is complete without a math joke, so here is our favourite: 

Why couldn't the angle get a loan?

Because his parents wouldn't Cosine!